- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Books

• "Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse," edited by Frank R. Ascione and Phil Arkow, Purdue University Press, 1999. This book uses various contributors from psychologists to educators to law-enforcement personnel to explain animal abuse and societal violence.

• "Kids Can Save the Animals! 101 Easy Things to Do," by Ingrid Newkirk, Warner Books, 1991. This children-oriented manual discusses ways in which children can help animals, ease their living conditions and make sure they receive proper treatment.

• "AnimalsAloud! Teaching Compassion," a project of the Doris Day Animal Foundation. This 12-page booklet is designed to encourage teachers and others to read aloud animal-friendly books to students in grades K-3. It is available by contacting DDAF, 227 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Phone: 202/546-1649.

Associations

• The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. The organization's campaign, "First Strike," strives to increase public awareness of animal cruelty and human violence, with an emphasis on humane education. Phone: 202/452-1100. Web site: www.hsus.org.

• The Washington Humane Society, 7319 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20012. The society, which also operates a facility at 7319 Georgia Ave. NW, encourages compliance with animal-protection laws, educates the public and provides shelter to homeless and abused animals. Phone: 202/723-2071. Web site: www.washhumane.org.

• People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 501 Front St., Norfolk, Va. 23510. PETA is an international organization dedicated to protecting all animals. Phone: 757/622-7382. Web site: www.peta-online.org.

On line

• The Year of the Humane Child 2000 is a campaign to bring national awareness to the importance of raising children to be kind to animals. The Web site (www.humanechild2000.org) provides links to more than 20 national animal-protection and humane organizations providing positive messages regarding human relationships with animals.

• District ninth-grader Antwonye Kirkpatrick has designed a Web site (http://expage.com/yaac) especially for youths to learn about kindness and to introduce Youngsters Against Animal Cruelty, an organization he has founded.

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