Resolutions From the Staff of Animal Rights Online
from Michelle, ARO staff
I plan to read, study, research more on
animal behavior and zoology so that when I argue for animal rights, I
can do so with conviction and determination. I plan to learn theory and
scientific fact, not simply repeat that which I read in animal-rights
from Stacy, ARO staff
My resolution is to disregard any concern
for hurting people's feelings or offending anyone, and speaking my mind
about animals and the atrocities committed against them whenever I have
the chance! If there's a seed to be planted, I would like to be the one
digging the dirt.
from Bill, ARO staff
Educating and getting more people to use
Cruelty Free Products and Cruelty Free Health Charities. Also upgrading
my backyard habitat with another bat and bird house.
from Kim, ARO staff
This year I want to disclose to the
general public that not all animal shelters are no-kill. Some of the
most popular shelters are in fact euthanizing their animals, but not
telling their supporters. I plan on teaching the public that there is a
difference between a kill shelter and a shelter with the no-kill status.
I want to educate people about the benefits of spaying and neutering,
and helping to support shelters that spay/neuter their animals for
adoption. With less breeding, less animals will be homeless. With the
help of others who feel as I do, I know that we can make this year
better for animals.
from Chris, ARO staff
I have several resolutions, but the main
one for me is to boycott anything and everything made in China. There is
a human perspective to this, as I am whole-heartedly opposed to China's
occupation of Tibet, and their crimes against the Tibetan people.
Of course, I also intend to write letters
to the proper authorities in China, explaining my intent, since it does
no good (politically) to boycott a company/country/etc., if they don't
know you're doing it!
from Katie, ARO staff
Well, aside from what my sister has
already said (about Tibet and China), I plan to start adapting more raw
foods into my diet and eventually eat a mainly raw foods diet. Less
packaging, less damaging to the environment, less damaging to the
critters who live in the wild. :)
from Sher, ARO staff
I am going to try and educate people
about animal rights and help spay and neuter pets in the community as
much as possible. I want to teach others about the importance of a
Of course I will never stop rescuing and helping the creatures that
cross my path. I want not a day to go by where I don't give every one of
my animals the love and attention they need and long for.
from Linda, ARO staff
I will continue to maintain a
vegetarian/vegan diet. I intend to keep encouraging others to do the
same, for the welfare of the animals and for their personal health. I
will also help pursue more stringent laws for animal abuse and neglect.
I will continue to help all animals that I see in need in my area, wild
and domestic alike. I will be sending donations to animal groups.
from Carol, ARO staff
To go back inside the barns and slaughter
houses in a certain geographical area where a certain species is
predominantly killed. Continue to use my camera, document as much as
possible, and try to continue to gain access to all parts of the
"industry" from the birth of the animals through the killing process.
Remember to be tough, ignore the screams of the humans and the animals,
and try not to throw up from the smell. Remember that being emotional in
slaughterhouses will not help me or the animals, and that although there
are times I can save individual animals, there will be many times I
cannot. Try in any way possible, from silent prayers to giving sips of
water in the hot weather, to comfort individual animals or relieve some
of their pain, even though they may end up slaughtered.
from Cory, ARO staff
My resolution for the new century is to
continue to foster my sense of humor, flexibility and patience in order
to maintain my non-confrontational attitude regarding others' curiosity
about my veganism and animal rights stance. I want them to feel
comfortable enough to approach me for discussion and dialogue. While
some people expect me to have an educated opinion on every AR topic, I
plan to read as much as I can about things that interest **me**,
especially the history of veganism, and how it pertains to religion,
Christianity in particular.
from Greg, ARO staff
I resolve to write more letters to
companies and to my elected officials. And I will continue to urge the
readers of Animal Writes to do the same. If you know your Zip code, you
can find them at
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/ziptoit.html or you can search by
You can also find your representatives at: http://congress.nw.dc.us/innovate/index.html
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