The following article
was written by Keegan Baur.
Tax day this year is Monday, April 18, and many of us are pumped about receiving our tax returns. You might already have
some ideas for what you'd like to do with your refund, but have you thought
about spending it in a way that would help animals?
According to the article, "5 Gut Instincts You Shouldn't Ignore," wanting to help others is a gut instinct, and when acted upon, it can create an
internal sense of well-being known as "helper's high." Doing
something for animals can actually improve your mood and boost your immunity!
Here are five things that
you can do with your tax refund that will help animals and also get ya some of
that helper's high:
to PETA! Your financial support will help PETA put a stop to animal abuse—could anything
feel better than that?
2. Arm yourself with Ingrid E. Newkirk's book The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights. Here you will find helpful tips on how to make compassionate choices and do
small things for animals each day.
3. Get rid of those old leather shoes and buy some new vegan
kicks. After all, buying cruelty-free items would put a spring in anyone's step!
4. Give your house a good spring cleaning. Go through your
bathroom drawers and kitchen cabinets and eliminate all animal-tested products
as well as those containing animal ingredients. Then head to the store with our
list of cruelty-free
companies and products and purchase animal-friendly replacements.
5. Host a vegan dinner party for omnivorous friends. This can be a great opportunity to show others just how
delicious vegan meals can be. While socializing over an assortment of tasty
dishes, you'll get the conversation started on how every person can save hundreds of animals' lives each year.
This year, what are you going to do with your tax refund,
and how is it going to help animals?
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.