What are your 2023 New Year's resolutions for animals?
Happy New Year animal protectors! As we look to a new year ahead, let’s think about some ways in which we can help make a difference for animals!
The New Year is often seen as a time to make changes, and while animals might not be able to resolve to make their lives better, we can. Even small changes to our lifestyle and mindset can make a big impact on the lives of countless animals.
Every year, billions of animals worldwide suffer needlessly – chickens, cows, and pigs are factory farmed in appalling conditions, wild animals like grey parrots are ripped from their homes for the exotic pet trade, whales and dolphins are forced to do tricks in unnatural conditions to entertain humans, and elephants are beaten so they will take tourists for rides. The list of animal cruelties goes on, but we can all contribute to help stop this needless suffering.
Here are 7 great ways you can help make a difference for animals in 2023:
1. Speak up for animals! 📣
One of the most impactful ways you can help animals anytime of the year 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.
World Animal Protection joined fellow animal protection organizations to demand SeaWorld stop breeding dolphins. (Photo credit: Dolphin Freedom Fighters)
2. Advocate for captive wildlife in Canada by supporting the Jane Goodall Bill 🐘
Ontario has a problem - due to a lack of provincial zoo regulations, there are over one thousand wild animals being held captive in degrading conditions in roadside zoos.
Our experienced animal welfare experts visited 11 zoos, wildlife displays, and zoo-type exhibits housing wild animals across Ontario to research compliance in regulations and found that these roadside zoos seemingly fail to comply with numerous provisions in these regulations, leaving animals living in degrading and heartbreaking conditions.
Mother pigs in gestation crates where they give birth to their piglets. They will stay here until the piglets are 3 weeks old when they are ripped away and the cycle starts all over again.
6. Help make an impact for animals by becoming an animal protector 🐾
As an Animal Protector, you are side by side with animals when they need you the most.
Your monthly commitment to animals means that every day you are stopping cruelty before it starts and giving animals the life that they deserve.
Every animal deserves a life worth living. As an Animal Protector, you’ll transform global systems that cause immense suffering to both wild and farm animals. By addressing the root causes of animal suffering, you will make the biggest difference for the greatest number of animals.
World Animal Protection handing in a petition signed by over 52,000 supporters in Canada to local MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. The petition urges local governments to back an end to the global wildlife trade.