How to Be Animal Friendly

Animals are living creatures too, and many people feel that they should be treated with as much respect as humans. Many animals are killed for their meat and fur. You can refuse to be a part of this by following these steps.

Steps

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    Don't buy real fur products! Artificial fur clothes are the same, but they are animal-friendly too! It's not cool to be cruel.
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    Don't visit zoos or circuses that you know mistreat animals. Only animals that are injured or too tame to survive in the wild should live in captivity.
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    Adopt! Don't buy a pet, instead, adopt a friend. There are tons of animals (mainly horses,dogs, and cats) that are unwanted all over. Go to an SPCA or animal shelter. Don't forget! Animal shelters have small animals and birds too!
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    Volunteer at an animal shelter. If it's not practical for you to adopt, volunteering is always a great idea. It differs from shelter to shelter, but here are some of the things you might be able to do at a shelter:
    • Play with the puppies and kittens to help them socialize. This prepares them for being adopted.
    • Clean cages and litterboxes.
    • Walk dogs.
    • Feed the animals and refresh their water.
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    Recycle and compost. Protecting the planet means protecting animals' habitats, which are vital for the animals.
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    Know your facts. For example, hunting may not seem "animal friendly", but in some circumstances, it is (like if it's in an area where there's not enough food or a disease).
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    Get involved! Sign petitions, donate, and spread the word. Tell your friends why to be animal-friendly, and try to get them to become animal friendly too.

Tips

  • Put in mind that some people will oppose your choice of becoming a vegetarian saying things like "Vegetables are living creatures too and that doesn't stop you from eating them!". To some point, this is true, after all we live in a balanced circle of life that requires the sacrifice of some creatures to insure the survival of others, like lions killing their prey to stay alive. Despite this, it doesn't mean you shouldn't limit the meat in your meals, you are free to do so to help support against the excessive animal slaughter.
  • Visit www.peta.org or www.petakids.com, www.<a href="http://worldwildlife.org/">worldwildlife.org</a>, or other animal-saving sites

Treat animals the same way you would want yourself to be treated.

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Categories: Animal Welfare Activism | Pets and Animals