Six Ways to Practice Animal Activism
Your compassionate spirit inspires you to continuously help those who cannot help themselves. It’s one of the reasons that you want to fight for animal rights. You cannot just sit back and watch them being abused, slaughtered, and mistreated by humans.
You just need to know what method to take to become an animal activist. There is no official guidebook to protecting our furry friends, so any way you help is the right way.
However, if you need a few ideas, read our list below on ways to practice animal activism.
Become a Vegan
The most noble way to display your love for animals is to stop using products that test on them, and to stop consuming meat and other animal based products. Visit Vegan.com for resources on starting your vegan lifestyle, a list of vegan friendly products, and a guideline on how to spread knowledge about the vegan lifestyle.
Veganism isn’t easy, but the commitment makes you feel physically and emotionally better.
Promote A Cause
Tell your friends about the benefits of veganism and vegetarianism. They may not agree with your choice, which is fine, but it could open the door for you to introduce a few vegan cuisines or products into their lives. Even a small change is better than no change.
Wear clothing that promotes animal activism, such as products from PETA and Arm the Animals. Also add animal right’s pins and stickers to your bags and notebooks. Use your fashion choices to spread awareness.
If you’re in a class and assigned to dissect a frog, ask your professor or teacher if you can do something else to complete the assignment. You might even want to launch a campaign to fight the dissecting of animals in the classroom.
If you see an animal being neglected by your neighbors, speak to them about it, suggest ways to treat their pet a little kinder. Document the treatment of an animal if you’re worried it is being abused.
Take pictures and videos of it before alerting the police, animal control, or a local humane society branch. Some signs of animal abuse include malnutrition, not being groomed, and physical scars. Make sure to take a few days or weeks documenting the animal to have enough evidence to build a strong case against the alleged abuser.
Experts recommend that you avoid attempts to rescue the animal yourself. Just alert the animal protection professionals.
Research local ways to get involved. See if there is any protests going on near you, any petitions that need signing, or demonstrations that need your participation.
Create a Safer Environment
Animal proof your surroundings. For example, squirrels and raccoons often dig around in the trash. Ensure that any sharp or potentially dangerous items are hard for these creatures to reach. Try to only take out the trash in the morning to avoid raccoons getting into it at night.
Educate Yourself and Others
Seaworld and other places have educational videos that help teach young children about wildlife appreciation. Start creating a child’s love for animals at a young age to help them become more humane adults.
Seaworld also offers a daycamp that’s all about having kids interact with animals. These camps are offered throughout the United States. Save on them, and other Seaworld resources, with Groupon discount codes.
Seaworld is a controversial place for many animal lovers, so if you do not agree with the practices there, you can find a ton of educational resources online.
Use videos, pamphlets, and books to increase your knowledge of animal rights.