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How to Get Active for Animals

Ready to get started? There are many different ways to help animals! Everyone can find something that will fit their personality and lifestyle.
  1. Changes in Your Own Life (4)
  2. Working With the Media (2)

How to Help Animals
Yes, you can help animals! Changes in our diets, clothing, cosmetics and household products can help animals. And if you're ready to jump into activism, there are lots of different ways to get involved.

How to Get Active for Animals
There are many different ways to help animals! Everyone can find something that will fit their personality and lifestyle.

How to Protest Peacefully and Legally
Help! I'm attending my first protest. How can I protest legally? Learn what to expect at a protest, as well as how to protest legally.

Finding a Local Group
Large national groups are great for generating publicity for an issue, backing a campaign with great financial support, and influencing federal legislation. But they can’t beat smaller, local groups for taking action on local issues, organizing local events, and reaching people one on one.

How to Write Effective Letters
Letters are a very effective tool for reaching the public, your legislators, and companies. Here are instructions for three types of letters used in animal rights campaigns:

Animal Rights and Racism
Racism should have no part in the animal protection movement, but since racism so thoroughly permeates our society, it does sometimes rear its ugly head. When is an animal protection campaign racist, and how can we avoid racism in animal rights campaigns?

Protests and Demonstrations
How to organize and publicize protests and demonstations.

How to Testify at Public Hearings
The thought of testifying in front of a local, state or federal government body may seem intimidating, but it's empowering and not difficult.

What are a Boycott, a Buycott and a Secondary Boycott?
Boycotts, buycotts and secondary boycotts are common tactics that use economic buying power to send a message and influence their targets.

What is a Single-Issue Campaign?
In the animal rights movement, what is a single issue campaign? Why are they controversial, and how are they different from vegan education?

Sex and Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement - What's Wrong with Sexism in...
Sex and Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement - What's Wrong with Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement?

What Does Occupy Wall Street Have to Do With Animal Rights?
What does Occupy Wall Street have to do with animal rights, and what is Occupy Wall Street anyway? Do they even have a clear message?

Starting Your Own Group
You may find that there isn’t a local animal rights group that addresses the issue you are concerned about, so you’d like to start your own. Congratulations! Here are some tips for getting your group off the ground.

Grassroots Lobbying
Grassroots Lobbying 101 - This page will explain what grassroots lobbying is, why you should do it, and how to do it.

Civil Disobedience - What is Civil Disobedience?
Civil Disobedience - What is Civil Disobedience?

Horn Honking, Free Speech, and the First Amendment
Is horn honking considered protected speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Do free speech rights include horn honking?

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