Although many humans believe they are masters of the world, the truth is that we share the land with animals, and for this we must strive to ensure that our coexistence is lasting and peaceful. Unfortunately, many species continue to disappear, while others have become aggressive due to the treatment received by humans.
Even if you don’t own a pet, there are many ways to contribute. Animals have no voice and cannot defend themselves in this way, but you have it all right: use it to help them! We are made to live together, and it is our duty to support them. In this article, we will show you at least ten useful ways to help animals.
Ten ways to help them
Don’t buy animals, adopt them
By buying animals in stores , you will only encourage the activity of certain breeders who, in order to benefit from the animal trade, are willing to sacrifice the health of these creatures, and even worse, their lives.
There are many animals, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, parrots and rabbits who, following abandonment or mistreatment, are waiting for someone to offer them a second chance in a home full of love.
If adopted, take care of your pet
If you have decided to follow our advice and adopt, you will have to make yourself responsible for the animal you welcome at home. Unfortunately, there are those who get carried away by the rush of the moment forgetting the real responsibilities that come with keeping an animal.
It may be that they do it as a gift to their children, in which case it is not uncommon for no one to really want to take charge of the adopted animal.
Do not support those who mistreat them
With this we refer to the boycott of the circus of animals, a reality in which animals are often mistreated, to the boycott of zoos where animals are removed from their natural habitats, and bullfights, where poor bulls often end up dying. And this also applies to the decision not to watch movies or read books in which animals have been abused, verbally, psychologically or physically.
Don’t buy products that have been tested on animals
By acting in this way, you will be helping to end the phenomenon of laboratory animals. Animal testing is cruel and unnecessary. If you are about to buy a product, but you are not sure if it has been tested on animals or not, you can access some official web pages containing all the information on animal abuse.
On these sites you will find the lists of “cruelty-free” brands, ie those companies that do not perform tests on animals. You will find much more information on these alternative manufacturers, which will confirm that this test is not absolutely necessary to have a good product.
Forget about garments made with the skin or fur of animals
It is true that cutting your hair does not hurt, not even for animals, yet how would you feel if they took you to zero to sell your hair to the highest bidder, and continued to do so even when you have grown back? To the good connoisseur …
Require animal protection laws from the authorities and government
You can do this either on your own or by joining some organization. Within the sites on the mistreatment of animals we talked about earlier, you will be able to find a list of associations with which you can collaborate.
Become a volunteer
There are many animal welfare associations and other centers that are in urgent need of help. Your time is the best gift you can give to animals.
Tell everyone about your love for animals
Tell people about your past or present pets, how you took care of them, the love they gave you or your passion for this or that animal; you will see how you will be able to involve others to do the same.
Make a donation
There are non-profit organizations that take care of the care and protection of animals, but that need cash contributions to buy feed, blankets, pet hygiene products and much more.
If you want to help animals and can afford it, make a donation. If you don’t want to donate money, but you know one of these organizations not far from your home, find out how else you can collaborate .
As you can see, there are many ways to help safeguard animals. You don’t need to have one at home to do this. If you don’t have the material time to take care of them, you should have decided not to adopt one.