Simple steps to help animals
It’s very easy to help animals, no matter how old you are. If you’re interested in helping the animal rights movement succeed, there are several things you can do.
Stop eating meat
One of the most important things you can do is to stop eating meat and animal by-products. Commit yourself to a vegan or vegetarian diet. Going vegan means that you don’t eat, wear, or use anything that came from an animal, such as meat, milk, eggs and leather. Just by going vegan, you will save the lives of more than 100 animals every year!
Try to buy cruelty-free
Animals shouldn’t be blinded, poisoned, or burned just for the soap, shampoo, or lip balm we use. But in labs across the country, these things happen all the time. Take a stand against animal testing by buying only cruelty-free products.
Stop supporting animal entertainment industries
Animals used for entertainment at zoos, circuses, elephant rides, horse racing circuits, and the like are removed from their natural habitat to serve as human amusement, and often they are stuck in the industry for life—or until they can no longer “perform”— often in less than humane living conditions. While it may be cool to watch a dolphin jump through flaming hoops, you may want to consider other forms of recreation.
Protest for animal rights
You can become a one-person bullhorn for animal rights. Sometimes people are not comfortable protesting but you need to Protest against animal cruelty whenever you get the opportunity. If a friend asks why you don’t eat meat, explain. Share animal welfare stories on social media, write your legislators, and keep up with animal news.