OFTENTIMES, we come across an animal in dire need, either in real life or in social media, but we are just as helpless to assist.
But there are still ways to help – creatively. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) suggests three ways to help animals from the comforts of our homes. Writing letters to authorities, giving away leaflets and signing petitions to raise awareness and ask for help on behalf of animals could bring about positive results.
Writing letters is an extremely important part in creating changes to help animals. Animal welfare advocates should contact legislators or agency heads because public pressure is often the main impetus for change—and the laws must be significantly strengthened.
To write effective letters, choose a case or issue you are passionate about and write a letter to the legislators or ambassador of required country (https://embassy.goabroad.com) and ask that he or she do everything possible to intervene on behalf creating and strengthening animal welfare legislation. PETA offers some tips on letter writing and welcomes volunteers to join their PETA Asia's Writers Group.
Another great way to help is leafleting. Handing out leaflets to the public is a great way to educate people. Leave a trail of leaflets wherever you go—in the reading rack in your doctor's waiting room, at the laundromat, on the bus, in dressing rooms—anywhere that allows you to leave literature for the public. Most people don't know how easy it is to change habits that hurt animals. As people become more aware of cruelty to animals, they become more serious about putting an end to it―and you can help them put their compassion into action.
Signing petitions is also an easy and effective way to help animals. Please see the PETA Asia action centre https://www.petaasia.com/action/ where you can easily help PETA by signing petitions. The petitions can be customized or rewritten for better impact.
So, try being an animal or pet activist at home with these three tasks. Be the voice of the voiceless. -- MetroPets