What You Can Do

Small Families
Human population growth underlies the climate change, deforestation, desertification, pollution and other factors responsible for the ongoing sixth mass extinction.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Vegetarians and vegans greatly reduce the suffering of farm animals and environmental damage done by the agriculture industry.

Veggie BurgerMeat, Egg and Dairy Alternatives
Soy milk, veggie burgers and other faux products available for sale in many supermarkets and convenience stores.

Energy Usage
Greenhouse gasses greatly contribute to habitat loss.

Consumption and Recycling
Reduced use of natural resources and increased recycling decrease forest destruction, occean pollution, etc. and thereby benefit wild animals.

Guide to Compassionate Clothing
Stores that sell clothing not made with fur, leather or other animal products.

Companies That Don’t Test on Animals
Firms that don’t test finished products, formulations or ingredients on animals and do not do business with suppliers that do.

Animal-Friendly Tourism
Make sure that your vacation plans don’t include causing animals to suffer.

Alternatives to Classroom Dissection
Computer simulations, clay models and other means of teaching anatomy that do not involve the use of animals.

Animal Welfare Organizations
There are thousands of animal welfare organizations throughout the world almost all of which rely heavily on donations and volunteers.

Petitions
There are numerous online petitions intended to promote animal welfare.

Legislation
Contacting elected officials at all levels of government in order to urge them to ban retail sales of dogs obtained from puppy mills, oppose efforts to criminalize undercover investigations at slaughterhouses, prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses, etc. can be very helpful in promoting animal welfare.

CatsCompanion Animal Adoption
Adopting a cat or dog or some other animal from a shelter or rescue group helps to reduce animal homelessness.

Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering yield a variety of benefits.

Humane Wildlife Control
A variety of nonlethal methods can be employed to help prevent conflicts with wild animals.

Humane Rodent Control
A number of nonlethal methods of preventing rodents from entering homes are available.

Events
Events throughout the world that are held to promote animal welfare.

Spreading the Word
Increasing awareness of wildlife poaching, factory farm practices, the treatment of animals in laboratories, homeless cats and dogs and related issues helps to improve the well-being of animals.

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