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Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704


Spend summer helping animals


(Original publication: June 24, 2004)

Don't have any summer plans? Want to make a difference this year?

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 areas.

Fishing not only hurts fish, it also kills and injures other animals who get tangled and strangled in lost or tossed fishing tackle.

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 [email protected] , 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 .

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 visiting .

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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