Thursday, September 29, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
When we speak of animal rights, we are not only talking about our beloved pets. Farm animals are treated terribly. This pig is able to walk in the grass with her babies, but most pigs are not so lucky. They are made to stay in an iron enclosure, where they can't even move. I won't be posting those type of photos, because I find them to be unbearable. We must treat animals kindly.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals states, “We Are Their Voice.”
I believe this to be true.
Animals have been entrusted to our care. We must do all we can to keep them safe. They are unable to help themselves. They feel pain, fear, and loneliness.
If you observe animal cruelty, abuse or neglect, report this!
Please say something. Please do something.
Unsure of what to do to help animals? I have complied a list of suggestions, from various organizations, such as the Humane Society of the United States, The SPCA, paws.org, and pbs.org. You can find these lists on-line, as well.
Some suggestions of how you can help animals, are as follows:
1. Volunteer at your local animal shelter. Very often a shelter will need your help to just interact with the animals, giving them love and attention. You won’t necessarily have to clean cages. Stop into your local shelter to see what you can do for them.
2. Foster a pet. If you have your own home and/or are able to help prepare an animal for adoption, consider fostering an animal.
3. Transporting. Sometimes animals need rides to a new home, or to a vet appointment.
4. Fundraising. Shelters will appreciate any donations, whether they be monetary, or supplies.
5. Spread the word through social media (Facebook, twitter, etc…) You can post videos showing animal rescues, or pictures of animals who are need of assistance.
6. Adopt from a shelter – do not buy from a pet store.