Published by PETA Staff.

Today is the last day of the year, and once again, it’s that time for making resolutions for the year ahead. We have a brand-new shiny year in front of us in which we can make even more of a difference for animals. Need some ideas for inspiration?  

If you resolved to go vegetarian last year—pledge to be vegan this year! Donate nonvegan items from your cupboards, like food, to food pantries and clothing items like wool sweaters to a homeless shelter for those who truly need it to keep warm.  

Promise to take Fido on long leisurely walks. This can also help you if you are resolving to lose weight for the new year, as walking your dog can be just as good for you as going to the gym. If you don’t have animal companions who share your home, why not bring a little joy into the lives of those who are in animal shelters? Most shelters welcome donations of food, litter, and cleaning supplies and those who are able to give time to take dogs for walks, change cat litter, and give belly rubs.

Switch to cruelty-free cosmetics and household products. It’s never been easier to buy cruelty-free products. Resolve to support only brands that share your compassionate philosophy. Or try your hand at making your own homemade, cruelty-free, green cleaning supplies.

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So, what is your resolution for helping animals? Post your comment to inspire others to make it a great year for animals!

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