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From 9 January 2000 Issue

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Make This New Century Better For Animals

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Make This New Century Better For Animals

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 protection legislation.

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 club.
Call NEAVS to arrange a presentation.

8. Are your charitable donations supporting animal experimentation?
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.

NEAVS 333 Washington Street Suite 850 Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 523-6020 Fax: (617) 523-7925
Email: [email protected] 

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