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the 1970s, casual and diehard environmentalists alike have been celebrating
Earth Day, a day devoted to increasing awareness and appreciation of planet
Earth. In 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson kicked off the movement by calling
for an environmental teach-in on April 22. His idea was a hit—20 million people jumped on the bandwagon. Four decades later, the trend has truly become global,
with more than 1 billion
people participating worldwide.
are plenty of ways to make a difference on Earth Day, from riding your bike to
changing your eating habits. Here are five ways that will also make a difference
in the lives of animals—the billions of individuals we share the planet with
animals on Earth Day is a cinch. In fact, you probably have other ideas on how
to celebrate. If so, share them with me in the comments section!
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.