Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 21, 2011, 4:21 p.m. EST by BlueRose
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It is fact, some people just do not regard animals as things that suffer. Some cultures/religions think people have dominion over animals, and can they can therefore exploit animals at will. Animals have their "place" in society, and even with scientific advances, their plight is often worse, not better. If we can teach people to care about animals instead of supporting greed and superficial convenience, maybe they will look upon children, the homeless, and workers more sympathetically?
Let us teach people to spend their money more ethically, let them start with refusing to buy fur, and stop supporting celebrities who wear fur. This seems the easiest place to start.
Then we can educate people about the horrendous cruelty of factory farms and puppy mills. This will help people stand up to greed and become responsible consumers.
Children should learn to have empathy for animals, I have heard of school programs that do this. Families might sponsor a shelter animal, or become a foster, or help neuter a stray cat.
And PLEASE, do not let your cat have kittens to show your kids "the miracle of birth", this is outrageously irresponsible. Don't breed or buy from pet stores or breeders while shelter pets die either.
Can you do one small thing for animals this Christmas, perhaps donate blankets or money to a shelter, or eat a vegan meal, or take that bird with a broken wing to a rescue group?