GET ACTIVE ONLINE!

Social media is everywhere today. Animal lovers, why not use it to your advantage?


HOW TO HELP:


1. Share it! Post a Facebook alert, Instagram pic, Youtube video, or tweet about animals! Imagine how many people will see it!

2. "Like" animal abuse. It sounds weird, but it helps. Liking a photo will make it more popular and promote it so more eyes can see it. What you're really "liking", is people who want to expose animal abuse and stand up for animals!

3. Stay informed. Follow animal rights and animal welfare accounts so you can get animal updates on your feed. 

4. #Hashtag #much? Yep! Go crazy! Use hashtags to find animal content and help people find yours! Suggestions include:

#animals #animalrights #animalwelfare #iloveanimals #animalactivist #helpanimals #howtohelpanimals

5. Comment your opinions!

6. Share a story about animals!

Good luck and have fun!

Participate In Earth Hour March 23 at 8:30!

On March 23, 2013 at 8:30, millions of people from all over the planet are going to turn off lights for one hour in effort to help bond countries together to help save the planet. Anyone can participate in this, young or old, big or small, who wants to make a commitment to helping the planet they live on.


In addition, many people are taking the "I Will If You Will Challenge". The idea is simple and inspiring. Someone can promise to do something if a certain amount of people take action to help the planet, beyond Earth Hour. You can create a challenge if you want. Here is our challenge: We will plant a tree for every person who starts using reusable water bottles. Did you take the challenge? Comment on our Google Plus page, youtube, or email us at [email protected]!

Urge Los Angeles School District to Stop Using Glue Traps!

The Los Angeles United School District apparently uses glue traps to control populations of rodents!

Glue traps are among one of the most cruel animal control products.Victims of these traps often injure themselves to pieces in effort to free themselves. Some rodents will even chew their own limbs off in attempt to be freed of these awful traps.

You Can Help!

Send POLITE comments to:

Mark Hovatter
Interim Chief Facilities Executive
Los Angeles Unified School District
[email protected]

Read more: http://www.peta2.com/achievements/#ixzz2GMSx8dT6

Tell Stein Mart To Stop Selling Fur!

Resources from https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5775&s_src=web_fur_hpfs2110812 and http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/Tell-Stein-Mart-to-Dump-Fur--.aspx

In January of 2011, Stein Mart stopped selling fur after hearing from YOU. Sadly, they have started to sell fur again. Some of their fur clothing items haven't been labeled- a violation of the Fur Products Labeling Act. 

At Chinese fur farms, workers pull rabbits out of cages by their ears and shock them with electrical devices- over and over again.

http://blackfriday.com/flyers/46-stein-mart-black-friday-ad-2012

 TAKE ACTION:

Send polite letters to:

Hunt Hawkins
Executive Vice President and COO, Stein Mart Inc.
[email protected]

Jay Stein
Chair and Interim CEO, Stein Mart Inc.
[email protected]

http://cute-n-tiny.com/cute-animals/top-10-cutest-bunnies-youll-see-today/

Stop the Sale of  Cruel Keychains That are Growing More Popular

In China, about a year ago, a trend started: selllingl live animals in keychains. Even though this trend started a year ago, it is growing very popular now. Filled with colored or clear water, a 7-centimeter long keychain is each filled with a Brazil turtle or  two small kingfish. The "nutrient filled" water allows the animals to live for a couple months, according to Chinese vendors. These gifts are typically sold at subway or train stations and are not illegal. 

Animal protection groups are advocating  an immediate ban, calling the keychains "pure animal abuse". Mary Peng, cofounder of the International Center for Veterinary Services, says they couldn’t survive in the sealed bag for very long, due to lack of oxygen. While animal activists are protesting loudly for a ban of these cruel keychains, there is not much they can do . China only has a Wild Animal Protection Law – if the animals are not wild animals they don't apply to the law.

You can help animals being sold as keychains. If you live in China, don't buy animals in keychains, or if you know somebody who lives in China, tell them about this cruel new trend. 


Read more at http://www.odditycentral.com/news/living-keychains-are-the-new-craze-in-china.html#iF7YC97TF3LCRf5G.99 

Vegetarian Alert: Veggie Candies!

It's almost Halloween!! If you are vegan or vegetarian, you may think that you can't enjoy this holiday!  But that is not true. There are so many vegan candies you can enjoy on this spooky night!

Chocolates:
  • Chocolove dark chocolate bars
  • The Endangered Species dark chocolate collection
Lollipops
  • Dum Dums
  • Charm's Blow Pops

Gummy Candies

  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Swedish Fish

Hard Candies:

  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Smarties
  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Brach's Cinnamon Hard Candy

Chewy Candies:

  • Airheads taffy
  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Big League Chew gum


 Urgent: Save Bill And Lou From A Sad Slaughter

Bill and Lou are oxen who have been living at Green Mountain College in Vermont for 10 years. They are so loved by the students that they are even featured on the school's Facebook page. But now, as these animals get older, the school plans to violently slaughter them and serve their meat at the school. 

Bill and Lou will be killed if we don't speak up now. You can make a difference for these cattle. Sign the petition, and tell all your friends to do the same. These animals are wonderful, and just because they are old and aging does not mean the school should kill them. Please send an email to the following to make an even bigger impact:

Bill Throop Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: [email protected] 

Kenneth Mulder Farm Manager, Research Associate & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies: [email protected]

VINE Sanctuary, an animal refuge in Vermont, has offered to arrange transportation and care for these oxen as well as a permanent home where Bill and Lou can live out the rest of their lives in peace, but the school has refused to let the sanctuary save them. Officials say the slaugter will happen later this month.

http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1692638

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4409&autologin=true&utm_campaign=1012%20Bill%20Lou%20Action%20Alert&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert