Sunday is World Kindness Day, and even if you don’t need a reason to be kind, consider doing something extra-nice for animals. It doesn’t take much effort to make a world of difference for animals, and animals who need help could be right in front of you. Take a look around your neighborhood and see if there’s a chained dog who needs fresh water, or take this opportunity to clear your closet of leather and your refrigerator of eggs, cheese, and other animal products.
To recognize World Kindness Day, we’re giving away a signed copy of PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s book Making Kind Choices, which includes an introduction by Sir Paul McCartney and is chock-full of simple suggestions to help animals every day, including how to deal kindly with mice in your home, how to help birds get through the winter, advice on caring for your animal companions, cruelty-free shopping tips, and more. To enter, post a comment below telling us how you are kind to animals, and the winner will be chosen at random from comments submitted that are animal-friendly.
Written by Heather Faraid Drennan