Make a New Year’s Resolution to Help Animals!

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It’s time to say, “Out with the old and in with the new” – habits, that is. Whether you’ve been considering going vegetarian or are curious about cruelty-free clothing, the new year is the perfect time to adopt a resolution that will benefit animals. And the best part is that we’re here to help!

Please consider making one (or more) of the following life-changing resolutions:

Volunteer to walk the dogs at your nearby animal shelter. Dogs at shelters are usually confined to small areas, so dog walkers play an essential role in ensuring that they get plenty of exercise.

Pledge never to wear the skin of another animal. Millions of vulnerable animals are beaten, boiled, hanged, or electrocuted for their skin. In addition to animal suffering, the production of wool, fur, and leather contributes to climate change and other environmental problems, including water contamination.

Help animals in distress. Witnessing cruelty to animals is an upsetting experience, but knowing how to handle the situation properly can save a life and prevent an abuser from harming other victims.

Provide stray animals with food and shelter. You can greatly improve the lives of local strays simply by providing them with a daily meal and a place to take shelter, especially when streets are flooded.

Provide animals near your home with water. Birds and other animals can become severely parched during the summer, so a small bowl of clean drinking water can go a long way towards making the hotter months bearable for them.

Have your dog or cat spayed or neutered, and ask every companion-animal guardian you know to do the same.

 

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Pledge to adopt your next animal companion. Don’t buy animals from pet stores or through websites – doing so contributes to the cat and dog overpopulation crisis.

 

 

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Pledge never to support cruel elephant performances. Elephants used for performances are routinely beaten into submission, denied proper veterinary care, starved and dehydrated, forced to stand in their own faeces for long hours, and shackled when they’re not being forced to perform.

Don’t support zoos or animal circuses. By not patronising zoos or animal circuses, you’ll be taking a stand against the mistreatment of animals used by these operations.

 

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Animals kept in captivity suffer on a massive scale from appalling neglect with little access to food, water, housing space and veterinary care. Many animals exhibit neurotic behavior like head bobbing, extreme agitation and pacing back and forth. Let’s say NO to ZOOS and instead teach our children about wild animals by showing documentaries or visiting national parks and reputable sanctuaries. #SayNoToZoos #AnimalWelfare #FridayFeels #WeekendVibes #Animals #CuteAnimals #AnimalLovers #VegansofInstagram #earthlings #PETA #petaindia

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Pledge to shop for cruelty-free cosmetics and vegan clothing. Many compassionate companies sell cruelty-free cosmetics, and you can easily find “PETA-Approved Vegan” companies and items like vegan handbags and other accessories, so there’s no excuse for supporting cruelty.

 

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Adopt a vegan lifestyle for animals, the environment, and your own health. The easiest way to help animals is by going vegan. Whether you care about animals and don’t want to support suffering, know you can help protect the environment by refusing to eat animal-derived foods, or aim to improve your own health and lose unwanted kilograms, there’s never been a better time to change your life for the better by going vegan. With the huge selection of delicious vegan recipes, alternatives to eggs, and plant-based milks that are currently available, there’s no excuse for not giving vegan eating a try.

Let’s make 2020 a better year for animals. Happy New Year!