HELPING ANIMALS

Around the world, individuals, groups and organizations are making a difference for animals and the planet every day. From saving a companion animal from cruelty, to saving an entire species from extinction, simple choices and actions that you can make will help save animals and the earth.

You can make a difference for animals by adopting an animal, recycling, choosing humane products, donating to a charity of your choice, distributing flyers and fact sheets, encouraging humane legislation, planting wildlife gardens, trapping and neutering feral cats, volunteering, and educating others about earth and animal issues.
 
Together, our collective efforts to protect and preserve animals and the environment is making a difference. Join the effort today; become an earth and animal advocate.

GET ACTIVE FOR THE EARTH & ANIMALS

You've recently learned about animal issues. Or you're concerned about endangered species. Or you've been concerned about the environment for many years and have decided it's time to educate society about the issues. You may be timid or think you do not speak well in public. Perhaps you've never been involved in an activist group and you do not know the first thing about them. You may feel that you are all alone. But as an individual you can educate hundreds of people in your community and affect their often unwittingly exploitative attitudes and lifestyles.

VOLUNTEER

Interested in making a difference for the planet and the animals that inhabit it? One of the best places to volunteer may be right near you:

  • an animal shelter
  • animal protection organization
  • environmental group
  • wildlife organization
  • animal sanctuary

Whether you walk dogs at your shelter, stuff envelopes for an educational mailing, clean cages or assist with a fundraising event, you can make a difference in the lives of animals.

PRESERVING & PROTECTING

Conservation is the protection of things found in nature, including species, their habitats and ecosystems. It encourages the sensible use of the planet’s natural resources so they do not go extinct, and promotes keeping the environment clean and healthy. The rapid decline of established biological systems around the world means that conservation biology is often referred to as a "Discipline With a Deadline" - we must act before it is too late.

JOIN WAF

Join WAF and help us help animals and the planet. WAF Members receive a FREE email subscription to World Animal Foundation's Get Active Emails.

EDUCATE

Help spread the word about earth and animal issues with World Animal Foundation’s free Earth & Animal Fact Sheets and Mini Posters. Post and distribute them everywhere you go - and to   everyone you know. Pick your passion, print the facts and help educate people on the many   issues facing the planet, wildlife, companion animals and farm animals.

ETHICAL CHOICES

Ethics addresses questions of morality, such as what makes our actions right or wrong. Animal ethics focuses upon the constantly evolving way in which society thinks of nonhuman animals. Through our use of animals as goods for food, clothing, entertainment and companionship, animal ethics is something that we all interact with on a daily basis. Environmental ethics is the philosophy that considers extending the traditional boundaries of ethics from solely including humans to including the non-human world.

COMPASSIONATE LIVING

"Compassionate living" is a concept based on the belief that humans have a moral responsibility to treat animals with respect, and that the interests of humans and animals should be considered equally. This means that in any decision that could potentially affect the life of an animal, that particular animal's interests should not be dismissed simply because it is inconvenient for us to consider them. Although it may not always be easy to determine accurately the best interests of an animal, we can safely assume that animals generally prefer to live, to be free from pain and to express their natural behaviors.

SAVE THE EARTH

There are many ways you can help to save wild places and wild animals. Volunteer. Recycle. Install solar panels on your roof. Organize an event where you live. Change a habit. Help launch a community garden. Communicate your priorities to your elected representatives. The possibilities are endless! Do something nice for the earth, have fun, meet new people, and make a difference.

EARTH & ANIMAL HOLIDAYS

Advocate for the Earth & Animals everyday...while bringing attention to particular issues on these special earth and animal holidays.

ADOPT AN ANIMAL