What's your 2020 resolution for animals?
There are so many ways you can make life better for animals in 2020. Here are our top 10 new year's resolutions for animals
1. Speak up!
One of the most impactful ways you can help animals in 2020 is to speak up and share information about their suffering. Post on Facebook, tweet about, make a TikTok video - just help get the word out so that others can learn about the issues and make better choices to create lasting change for animals. Not sure where to start? Use the share buttons on our website to share any page directly to your own social media accounts, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to share our posts.
2. Tell Expedia to stop profiting from cruel dolphin entertainment
Dolphinariums and other venues only exist because they are profitable. We have to end that, so no more dolphins are forced to endure this awful existence. While many travel companies have joined our movement, Expedia Group is still selling tickets to these cruel venues, and profiting from this cruel multi-billion dollar industry. Sign our petition asking Expedia Group to stop selling, offering or promoting any dolphin shows or experiences.
3. Don’t support entertainment that harms wildlife
Your choices on holiday have the power to reduce demand for cruel attractions and save animal lives. Each year, over 500,000 wild animals are trapped, confined and forced to live and behave unnaturally to entertain tourists. Pledge to be an animal-friendly traveller and help end this cycle of cruelty. You’ll be demonstrating to travel companies and tour operators that there is demand for elephant-friendly venues.
4. Pledge to not buy a wild animal as a pet
Wild animals like parrots, otters and tortoises might seem like fun pets, but in reality, they are extremely difficult to care for and ultimately, as wild animals they suffer. Captivity limits their natural behaviour and places both their mental and physical well-being at risk. While kept as pets, these animals often suffer from chronic stress and poor physical health from being kept in environments that can’t give them what they need to be happy and healthy. Wild animals are not pets; they belong in their natural habitat. Make the pledge.
5. Eat less meat and consume fewer animal products
We know that eating less meat is better for farm animals, the planet and our health. An ethical approach to eating meat can make a huge difference to your life and the lives of billions of factory-farmed animals; if more people started eating a little less, and higher welfare, meat each week, they could help the billions of animals who are factory farmed every year.
6. Make sure your next vacation is animal-friendly
Seeing exotic animals when you're travelling can be an exciting experience. But please be cautious not to support attractions that exploit wild animals for tourist entertainment. If you can ride, hug, or have a selfie with the wild animal, the chances are it’s a cruel venue. Don’t go. Click here to visit a full list of our animal-friendly travel tips.
7. Provide the best care for your pet
Most people in Canada have good access to veterinary care but the best way to keep pets healthy is by consistently meeting their needs ourselves, every day. Learn about the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare checklist to ensure your pets are happy and healthy this year.
8. Help pass stronger regulations to curb wild animal ownership in Canada
There’s a dark side to Canada’s pet laws. In most provinces, wild animals are legally allowed to be kept as pets. But wild animals suffer greatly in captivity. A life in a cage or terrarium is no comparison to a life in the wild. Until provinces change wild animal ownership laws, Canada will continue to fuel an inhumane and often illegal wildlife pet trade. Click here to take action.
9. Understand grocery labels for animal products
Humane farms are better for animals, people and the environment. Raising animals humanely often leads to less feed, fuel and water use by farmers as they move away from intensive farming practices that not only harms animals, causes pollution. You can help farm animals live a better life by making informed decisions at the grocery store. Get your humane shopping guide to learn how.
10. Stay in the know
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