Animals In Print
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From 14 June 2002 Issue
Statewide Networking for ARS
Note from Editor: I recently was made aware of an organization in my state, OHEA. This organization, "Ohio Humane Education Association" is networking all activists in my state through County Coordinators and team members.
I volunteered for my county and became the County Coordinator. This has been an exciting endeavor and a really workable effort. I wanted to share the idea with all of you. I hope I can encourage you to start or join such an organization in your state.
This type of networking makes all animal problems and issues throughout the state available for all to address. Each County Coordinator collects all information on their county and makes it available for the website. We are still building our site and soon will have all pertinent animals information for each county available. We will be able to assess where the more serious problems occur and address each one individually.
OHEA has had many successes so far and we are just beginning. We have media and attorneys available.
I hope you begin to explore your own power and begin networking in your state. There is power in numbers and the animals need us.
Below is the introduction from the OHEA website and the URL for it. Please check out the website and become motivated. Remember you can make a difference.
Ohio Humane Education Association
"Teaching Awareness, Respect, and Kindness"
Every humane organization dreams of the day when cruelty to animals can be reduced to the point of elimination. The Ohio Humane Education Association (OHEA) was formed in 1983 to help bring this dream to reality through humane education. OHEA has two main goals as its purpose. One, to extend to present and future generations humane education, which will lead to an awareness of the need for people to be responsible and kind stewards over animals. Second, to intercede on behalf of animals and bring about change to situations and practices in which cruelty, neglect, or unnecessary suffering exists.
Those of us involved in OHEA believe that many people are unaware of inhumane practices and the suffering that many animals are forced to endure. No one likes to talk about pain, suffering, and death, but change can't take place unless the facts are presented to the public. Adults and children must be educated about problems such as pet overpopulation, factory farming, and animal experimentation. Once they know and understand what has been hidden from them, a percentage of these people will at least speak out against the inhumanity or actively decide to help. For example, a pet owner will decide to spay or neuter their dog or cat. Another individual will decide to stop eating veal. Someone else will look for cruelty-free products when shopping. In a class of students, perhaps one child will remember the message and not only carry it home, but throughout life with them.
What about those individuals that are not ignorant, but simply don't care? We continue to try and reach their closed minds and hearts. Whatever you learn from our web site, pass it on to a friend or family member. Together we can make a difference!
Help OHEA be a voice for the animals.
OHEA Website: http://www.ohiohumaneeducation.org
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