Save Animals

Top 10 Ways to Save Animals

It’s super-easy to help animals, no matter how old you are. Check out our Top 10 Ways to Save Animals to get a jump-start on making a huge difference in the lives of animal everywhere:

1. Go Vegan!

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Going vegan means that you don’t eat, wear, or use anything that came from an animal, such as meat, milk, eggs, leather … you get the idea. Just by going vegan, you will save the lives of more than 100 animals every year! Pretty awesome, right? So take the pledge to go vegan already!

 2. Complete a Mission

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Check out our list of super-easy ways to help animals and earn stickers and comic books for doing it! We post new missions all the time, so there are always new ways for you to spread the word about animal rights and get free stuff. It’s a serious win-win situation.

3. Buy Cruelty-Free

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Animals shouldn’t be blinded, poisoned, or burned just for the soap, shampoo, or lip balm we use. But in labs across the country, these things happen all the time. Take a stand against animal testing by buying only cruelty-free products. It’s easy! Just take a look at the package, and make sure that it says that it wasn’t tested on animals.

4. Play a Game

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Check out all our super-fun animal rights–themed online games. Try your hand at playing Super Chick Sisters, our most popular game ever! Can you get the top score?

5. Don’t Support Animals in Entertainment

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Animals are alive for their own reasons, not to entertain us. Animals in movies, circuses, and zoos are denied everything that is natural and important to them. They will never be allowed to hang out with their families, graze, or do anything that they would do in the wild. Refuse to support this cruelty by never going to a zoo, marine park, or circus that uses animals.

6. Stay Involved

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Keep up-to-date on all the new missions, contests, and animals who need your help by having an adult or older sibling “like” PETA Kids on Facebook. Also, sign up to receive PETA Kids e-mails and a FREE Guide to Helping Animals, PETA Kids’ magazine.

7. Volunteer at Your Local Animal Shelter

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Animal shelters are always in need of more help! Whether you are helping by walking dogs, cleaning out water bowls, or hanging up signs, we bet they have a job for you. Call your local shelter and ask whether it needs any help. You could make a big difference in the lives of homeless dogs, cats, and other animals!

8. Cut Out Dissection

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If your class is planning on dissecting any animal, ask your teacher for a humane alternative assignment, such as using a computer program to perform a virtual dissection. An animal will be saved, and you will actually learn and remember way more!

9. Pledge to Be Fur-Free

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Even just “a little bit” of fur trim on mittens, boots, and collars caused tremendous suffering for an animal who was abused and killed on a fur farm or trapped and killed in the wild. Help protect animals by refusing to buy or wear any fur.

10. Tell Your Friends!

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Share with your friends why you have decided to stick up for animals and encourage them to get involved, too. Not sure where to start? Tell your friends to order a FREE Guide to Helping Animals!