10 Simple Things You Can Do To Make This New Century Better For
1. Use your purchasing power!
Every time you buy a product, you send a message to that company. Make
your message loud and clear -- that you will only buy products that are
cruelty-free. If enough people do this we'll see only cruelty-free
products in the future, and that means less suffering for animals. For a
list of cruelty-free companies, call NEAVS (617-523-6020).
2. Use the power of the pen!
Write to companies that still test their products on animals and let
them know that you won't buy their products until they stop. Write to
your Senators and Representatives urging them to support animal
3. Spread the word!
It's as easy as putting a bumper sticker on your car or wearing a button
on your shirt. You can raise the awareness of hundreds of people.
4. Educate yourself about
the facts of vivisection.
You already know that animal experimentation is cruel; do you also know
that it's scientifically unsound? For a free book list, call NEAVS.
5. Educate others on the
topic of vivisection.
If you live in Massachusetts, NEAVS may be able to set up a display at
your public library. If you live in another state, we'll send you a free
library kit to help get you started.
6. Educate the educators
in your town that dissection is a thing of the past.
There are hundreds superior ways to learn anatomy and physiology without
cutting up animals that are killed specifically for classroom
dissection. Call NEAVS to receive "Beyond Dissection", a catalog that
lists over 350 alternatives to dissection.
7. Arrange to have a
speaker knowledgeable about animal protection talk at your library or
Call NEAVS to arrange a presentation.
8. Are your charitable donations supporting animal
Make sure your generous contributions are not going to wasteful animal
experimentation. NEAVS would be happy to send you a list of
organizations that don't conduct animals experimentation. Remember to
let medical charities know why you will or will not contribute to them.
9. Go veggie!
When you become a vegetarian you drastically lessen your chances of
heart disease and many other illnesses. If more people adopted this
healthy lifestyle, less unnecessary experiments on animals would occur.
10. If Seeking to Add a
New Companion Animal to the Family - ADOPT!
If you have the time, money and love that is required to give a
companion animal a good home, please adopt a dog or cat from a shelter.
In addition, spay or neuter your dog or cat companions, and let your
friends know why they should. Over 7,000,000 dogs and cats are
euthanized every year in shelters across the USA because there are not
enough homes for them all.
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