This weekend, millions of thankful Americans will celebrate food, family—and a glorious four-day weekend. Whoever thought of putting Thanksgiving on a Thursday and not a Friday knew what they were doing. But between the vegan feasting and the football, all that time off can make any animal lover a bit restless, so we’ve put together five animal-friendly ways to keep your holiday mojo going all weekend long.
Many families will spend time this weekend helping those in need. Make sure no one is forgotten by volunteering at a local animal shelter. Volunteers walk dogs, play with cats, clean cages—pretty much anything and everything. Find your local shelter now!
Clean Up the Streets!
For wild animals, the world around them is home. Set aside a few hours this weekend to clean up around your neighborhood, especially around wooded areas, and follow PETA’s tips on disposing of trash to ensure animal safety.
Don’t stop there! What will you be doing for animals this weekend?
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.