Written by Jeff Mackey
Check this out: U.S. Representative Robert E. Andrews of New
Jersey has introduced a
bill in Congress
that would designate the first Saturday in October as “National Animal Rescue
Day” to encourage adoption,
spaying and neutering,
and creating a “humane environment” for companion animals.
This is such a wonderful idea and how appropriate that a member
of Congress from the Garden State would be instrumental in trying to get us a
bit closer to a Garden of Eden for animals in need!
Please do your part to make National Animal Rescue Day a
reality—encourage your federal representative to support H.R. 220 today, and
urge your friends and family to push their members of Congress to do the same!
Written by PETA
After the caretaker of the only animal shelter serving a large region in Bačka Topola, Serbia, died tragically when her house burned down, 500 dogs and puppies were left to fend for themselves for weeks.
A compassionate teacher who had taken her students to the area realized that the dogs were in trouble and called PETA for help. We put her in touch with a Serbian animal rights group, Freedom for Animals, who alerted the media to the dogs' plight. Within a week, the Serbian government had reconnected electricity to the shelter, people had donated food, a veterinarian had vaccinated the dogs, and the dogs were being spayed and neutered. Freedom for Animals is now working on getting the dogs adopted into homes.
Never doubt that just one person can make a difference. If you see an animal in trouble, get involved. Your actions can save lives.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.