Find a Shelter Near You:
• Adopt from a local shelter if you are prepared for the long-term responsibility of providing a forever home.
• Volunteer or foster a pet at your local animal shelter.
• Report animal cruelty to local authorities. If law enforcement officials do not respond, you can contact PETA. If you see animal cruelty documented online,here are some steps you can take.
• Consider donating wish list items, your car, or money to the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, or to a local rescue group.
• Learn about the food you eat and how your diet affects animals. Read about the practices taking place on factory farms and check out your local farmer’s market.
• Search for cruelty-free products using this online tool and look for the Cruelty Free label.
• Consider making a donation or volunteering with groups like The Humane Society of the U.S., Farm Sanctuary, or a local farm animal sanctuary.
• Tens of thousands of species are threatened around the world, so conservation management is vital. Learn more about conservation tools here.
• Report wildlife crime using WildLeaks.
• Help end wildlife trafficking by encouraging your local officials to ban the import of wild animals or wild animal products like ivory.
• Pledge to go Ivory Free.
• Consider making a donation to groups like IUCN, WildAid and IFAW.
Animals In Captivity:
• When planning a visit to entertainment parks or other facilities, check first to make sure they don’t keep exotic animals captive. You can find a list of animal-friendly sites online, like these animal-free circuses.
• If you want to see animals, you can schedule a whale-watching tour that adheres to responsible guidelines, or visit a sanctuary that rescues large animals for rehabilitation, like Big Cats Rescue or The Elephant Nature Park.
• Educate yourself and your friends by inviting them over to watch documentaries like “Blackfish” and “The Cove.”
• Report animals suffering in captivity to The Born Free Foundation’s Travellers’ Animal Alert initiative.
• Consider making a donation to groups like Born Free Foundation and The Elephant Sanctuary, which are working toward helping wild animals stay free and protected.
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