It’s easy to want to find a little more kindness in the world around us these days. With harsh words about politics and the state of the world being flung everywhere, a lot of us want to find something positive to channel our energies into. And what’s more positive than taking care of creatures that are more vulnerable than us? Here are some tips on how to help animals more in your everyday life…

Quit Meat

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Okay, let’s face it: quitting meat is not an easy thing to do, but if you really care about animals and you don’t want to be a hypocrite when you’re talking about animal rights, then it’s definitely something you could consider. If you don’t want to quit eating meat, then why don’t you look more carefully about where the meat in your diet comes from? Buying free range meat where the animals have been treated kindly should put a little good karma out into the universe for you.

Be Careful With Your Cosmetics

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We all like to look good, but what we don’t like is thinking about how exactly our cosmetics got from their conception into drugstores. If you like beauty and skincare, then you need to do a little research about animal testing – although in many countries, testing cosmetics on animals is prohibited, a lot of the ingredients that go into those cosmetics are tested on them. Check out PETA’s list on makeup brands that are completely free from animal testing for some guilt free beauty tips. If you like high quality cosmetics, then try out Urban Decay. NYX is great for a drugstore alternative.

Adopt From Shelters

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If you want to get a pet, then it’s a good idea to adopt from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder, where the animals have often lived miserable lives and had birth defects or poor health bred into them. Mixed breed dogs tend to live for longer, so you can enjoy a longer time with your new best canine friend – and if you really like the shelter that he or she came from, why don’t you make a donation so they can continue to do their good work?

Do Your Research

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If there’s a cause that you really care about, then it’s important to do your research. As we all know, there’s nothing more frustrating than stuttering through a discussion or debate because you don’t have the facts to back yourself up! Make sure that you read up on any subject that you’re interested in – waynepacelle.org, the website of the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humane Society of the United States, is a good place to start. If you want some celeb power behind what you’re saying, then why not read some Sir Paul McCartney interviews?

Advocate For Animals

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More than anything else, it’s important to challenge people and to let your views be known. If you see an injustice in the world, it’s your job to call it out. Animals don’t have voices of their own so it’s your job, as someone who cares sincerely, to provide their words for them.

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