Written by Michelle Kretzer
Do you sometimes get down in the dumps
about cruelty to animals? Me too. But to change that, we need to be gung-ho
go-getters, not teary-eyed tissue-wetters. And it has never been easier to
initiate changes for animals without even leaving home.
Getting active online takes just a few clicks
of the mouse, and since we already use social media almost every day, getting
animal rights messages out to hundreds—even thousands—of people is even easier.
one-click way to spread animal-friendly content on any social-networking site
is simply to "like" it, give it a "thumbs up," click "rate
5 stars," etc.
sometimes hesitate to "like" content that describes or illustrates cruelty,
such as an undercover investigative video showing circus trainers who beat elephants.
But by "liking" it, we aren't condoning the abuse—we're suggesting
that others learn about it so that they will, hopefully, be prompted to act. It
seems natural to "dislike" such horrific images, but that can actually
discourage people from viewing important
easy way to help spread the anti-cruelty message is just to post it on your social-networking
pages. Post PETA
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love it when people share our posts
far and wide!
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way to get new information to share with others.
Are you gung-ho yet?
Go get 'em!
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.