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8 Things You Can Do To Help Animals

Animal conservation is something that many people feel very strongly about, but it can be difficult to know what you can do to help. You don't need to make grand gestures to make a difference, but there are lots of things you can do to help animals. Here are 11 things that you can do to help! 

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Eat Less Meat

Many animal lovers are vegetarians as they disagree with the meat trade, and the consummation of our fellow earth-dwellers. Whilst this can be a tricky subject, you can make small changes without completely converting. Meatless monday's are a fun way of trying out vegetarian dishes, and occasionally opting for the vegie option on the restaurant can broaden you mind. 

Fund A Charity

There are plenty of amazing charities who aim to help animals and prevent further cruelty. They all have memberships that you can sign up to and contribute a set amount of funding a month. Many of these send you gifts and information, so you can keep up with the charities' work and what your money is being used for. 

Fund-raising For A Charity

Go one step further and organise a fundraising event for your favourite wildlife charity. Whether you're planning a large or a small event, contact the charity and let them know what you're doing. They have media kits to send to you and help to raise publicity. 

Help Out At Local Shelter

No matter where you live, there will always be an animal shelter nearby. Many accept volunteers and helpers to assist with the everyday jobs such as excersising the animals and keeping them clean and healthy. Many of these places appreciate your time as well as your donations. 

Beach Clean 

The amount of rubbish and litter found on our beaches has reached a critical level, and our marine life is suffering from it. Many species such as Cod, which were once in abundance, are now in dramatic decline. But a 5 minute beach clean can really make a difference. Take a bin bag and see how much you can collect, or join in with a group clean at your local coastal area. 

Leaving A Gift In Your Will

When making a will, you will no doubt think immediately of your nearest and dearest. But after they have provided for, some people choose to leave money and belongings to wildlife and animal charities. Leaving a gift will enable them to carry on with their work and efforts, even when you are no longer around.

Switch To Cruelty-Free Products 

The cosmetic world can be a pretty cruel place for animals. Many of our household products are still tested on animals in horrific ways. But there are a growing number of brands and companies who choose to be environmentally friendly and do not test on animals. A little research can enlighten you as to who the kinder names are and who to be more aware of. 

Volunteer abroad

If you are planning to travel or go on holiday, consider taking time to volunteer abroad with animals. This is an excellent way to help wildlife, and also get a real insight into what the country is really like behind the tourism. Africa and Asia are known for conservation work, but most countries will have some volunteering opportunities available.