Spend summer helping animals
Published in THE JOURNAL NEWS
(Original publication: June 24, 2004)
Don't have any summer plans? Want to make a difference
Here are a few suggestions for kids and young teens for
events that will benefit the earth and all its inhabitants:
1) Organize a clean-up day with your friends around
Fishing not only hurts fish, it also kills and injures
other animals who get tangled and strangled in lost or tossed fishing
Organizing clean-ups will also help return neglected
land to its natural beautiful state, providing a haven for people and
indigenous animals, insects, etc.
2) Organize a cruelty-free shopping spree to buy
animal-friendly, not-tested-on-animals goodies.
3) Raise money for your local animal shelter by holding
a car wash, yard sale or bake sale with lots of delicious home-baked vegan
treats. Check out yummy, easy-to-fix recipes at
4) In Westchester, Animal Nation
is creating a junior SWAT Team: the Save Wildlife Action Team!
To contact proprietor Jill Doornick, email
, or call (914) 967-7826.
5) Circuses and rodeos are no fun the animals. Organize
a boycott when they come to town. Animal Defenders of Westchester can help;
contact us at www.adow.org
6) Millions of frogs, cats, dogs, pigs, worms and other
animals are killed every year for biology class. Prepare a project to
deliver to your teachers in the fall, with the facts about why kids are
objecting to dissection, and the modern alternatives now available, by
Make time to be a blessing to others this summer!
Troy Winston (age 11), Kiley Blackman, Yonkers Blackman
is spokesperson, Animal Defenders of Westchester.
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