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5 Ways You Can Help Animals This Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, and it’s the perfect time to slow down, reflect on how our actions impact the planet, and consider the ways in which we can do more. Maybe this year, you’ll plant a garden, volunteer to do a coastal cleanup, or attend a local festival. Whatever you choose, here are five easy actions that you can incorporate into your day that will help animals and the planet:

1. Share this image on Facebook!

Milk Wastes Water

Let your friends and family know that while dairy products may not be meat, their production is just as bad for the Earth (not to mention cows).

2. Bring a vegan dish to the office to share with coworkers.


With hundreds of delicious vegan recipes on our site, we’re sure that there is something for even the most skeptical palate.

3. Print this sign and put it in your car window.


Why not use your time while you’re sitting in traffic to let others know just how detrimental eating meat is?

4. Watch and share PETA’s “Meat’s Not Green” video.

This two-minute glimpse of the damage done by factory farming is gentle on viewers while still packing an educational punch.

5. Go vegan!


According to the United Nations, a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. Whatcha waitin’ for?

Want to help animals every day? Join PETA’s Action Team, and we’ll send you e-mails on ways that you can help animals as well as alerts about local demonstrations that you can participate in!