It's never too late to make a resolution for animals
The New Year is a time to make changes, but resolutions can be very difficult to stick to. Whether or not you've kept to your commitments so far, it's never too late to help move the world for animals.
Every year, billions of animals worldwide suffer needlessly. Chickens and pigs are factory farmed in appalling conditions, elephants are beaten so they’ll take tourists for rides and dolphins spend their lives in small chlorinated tanks to entertain visitors.
Animals can’t make New Year’s resolutions to transform their own lives. Yet we can help stop this needless cruelty by supporting a campaign, making small lifestyle changes, or asking simple questions.
Here are five great ways you can help us make a difference for animals in 2021:
1. Don’t support entertainment that harms animals
Your choices on holiday have the power to reduce demand for cruel attractions and save animals’ lives. We've put together some tips to help you and your friends make informed decisions about animal experiences on your holiday. Read our tips for animal-friendly travel.
2. Create change for chickens
Forced to live in horrific conditions, billions of chickens across the world experience unbearable suffering during their short, miserable lives. We believe industry can help change this, so we’re calling on Countdown to at least match the chicken welfare standards used by their Australian owners. Support our campaign to create change for chickens.
3. Ask where your food comes from
Do you know whether the chicken or pig you ate was raised humanely? How often do you ask where the food you buy or order comes from? Asking whether the food you eat was brought up on factory farms or in cruel cage systems, and making better choices, helps puts pressure on the food industry to change.
4. Help us protect more animals
You can help us protect animals around the world by pledging a monthly gift. Your donation could help fund ground-breaking investigations and research that exposes animal suffering, save animals affected by natural disasters, or support campaigns that force change for animals.
5. Eat less meat and consume fewer animal products
We know that eating less meat is better for farm animals, the planet and our health. A more responsible approach to eating meat can make a huge difference to your life and the lives of billions of factory-farmed animals. If more people started eating a little less, and higher welfare, meat each week, they could help the billions of animals who are factory farmed every year.
How will you commit to help animals in 2021?