Making a difference for animals is very critical nowadays as there are various problems currently within and around the animal industry. Firstly, beginning or aiming to make a difference all begins at home. As Moodzie, believes keep your eyes and ears peeled for animal-related issues and write a letter in support of animal rights to the editor of every magazine or newspaper that you read—your letter might be read by millions of people! Make sure one is thanking those writers and publishers who are writing and making articles that happen to be animal friendly. Give your friends a message when they leave one for you! Record an animal rights message on your voice mail or answering machine, such as, “Millions of animals die every hour in the United States for their flesh. For a free vegetarian starter kit, call 1-888-VEG-FOOD. Call in to radio talk shows and tell the audience all about the huge array of vegetarian and vegan options available at your local grocery store or how much weight you lost when you went vegan!
While one is at work, then maybe talk to those around you, your fellow employees and let them know about animal rights and issues, talk to them about the environmental issues currently, the health issues associated with eating a lot of meat, let people around you know that you are socially conscious and aware. Moodzie would also like people to also know that the average consumption of meat has gone up drastically, as pre-WW2, the average meat consumption has gone up nearly five times. Moodzie also believes, Animal shelters are always in need of a helping hand. Whether it’s taking dogs for a walk, cleaning out cages, or answering the phone, your free time can be used to help shelters keep the doors open so potential pet parents can connect with their new family member. A great way to help animals in the wild is to spend a Saturday or Sunday picking up litter at a nearby forest preserve or national park. Every fall, Yosemite National Park, along with the Yosemite Climbing Association, hosts an annual facelift to clean up trash, litter, and debris from around the park following the busy summer season. In 2013 alone, this cleanup day resulted in the removal of over 22,000 pounds of trash and debris.
Moodzie also believes, As with many nonprofit organizations, animal foundations like the World Wildlife Fund and The Humane Society are always in need of money to assist them in their goal of helping animals. Next time you’re hosting a summer barbecue or backyard get-together, make it a fundraiser to help your favorite animal welfare organization. Collect cash donations or ask local businesses to get in on the action by contributing gift cards or products to be auctioned off. Making the decision to purchase free-range, grass-fed meats, eggs, and dairy products is another small adjustment that helps promote animal welfare in the food industry. If you’re in need of some easy vegetarian meal ideas, many plant-based recipes are at your disposal. Small steps can go along way in helping pets, wildlife, and farm animals. If you’ve ever wondered how to help animals, try some of these ideas and prioritize animal welfare with easy actions.
We live on a finite planet and sometimes our impact on it is greater than we realize. The seemingly isolated actions we take every day-from our choice of morning beverage to our choice of business practices-are often links in a chain of unusual connections we would never have imagined.