The New Year is a time to make changes. Your small, everyday choices can help animals, so here are our top five resolutions for 2022.
Here are five great ways you can help us make a difference for animals in 2022.
1.Eating less meat and more plant protein
Our food choices are based on a lot of considerations – access, price, our health, taste, tradition, environmental impact and hopefully, animal welfare. The good news is that adding more plant-based options to your diet like beans and lentils or swapping out your milk, meat or eggs for a veggie alternative can often have a positive effect on all those considerations.
2.Show your stripes for tigers
This year will be the Year of the Tiger - a symbol of strength and bravery. Sadly though, tigers are very vulnerable to extinction due to poaching, climate change and the exploitative wildlife trade for traditional medicine and tourist entertainment. Not only is the wildlife trade cruel to animals, but it’s also dangerous for people. Almost 75% of emerging infectious diseases affecting human health originate in wildlife. You can do your part by taking the pledge to be an animal-friendly travellerand never taking a selfie with a captive tiger.
3.Protect more animals in need
In 2021, you helped protect millions of animals around the world – from disasters, on farms and in the wild.
From chick to checkout in about six weeks. Chickens sold at Countdown are farmed in crowded conditions, with less room to move than those sold by their parent company in Australia. Tell Countdown to stop this chicken welfare double standard. Demand Countdown at least meet the welfare standards used by Woolworths in Australia. And preferably beat them!
5.Be a voice for animals!
One of the most impactful ways you can help animals anytime of the year is to speak up and share information about their suffering. Post on Facebook, Tweet about, make a video - just help get the word out so that others can learn about the issues and make better choices to create lasting change for animals. Not sure where to start? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
Thank you for helping to protect countless animals around the world. Happy 2022!