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Animal abuses ended by public pressure

Abuses below are a few ended by public pressure:
  • Stopping the importation of exotic, wild-caught birds for the pet trade.
  • Ending the slaughter of African elephants for their ivory and rhinos for their horns.
  • Rehabilitating the orca Keiko, star of the movie Free Willy!, and returning him to the wild. He died December 2003 of pneumonia.
  • Saving more animals from cruel testing procedures by encouraging cosmetic companies to end their animal tests and by persuading consumers to buy cruelty-free products.
  • Reducing the number of dolphins killed in U.S. tuna nets and requiring the labeling of tuna cans as “dolphin safe.”

Your voice is important

Be a voice for animals. Have an impact on their protection. Join the Humane Education Network and add your voice to those who are working to end animal suffering. Ensure this world will be more compassionate and respectful for animals.

As a member, you will receive newsletters, with information about current issues; why reforms are needed; what you can do to help.

Letters to Editors

When your local paper prints an article or editorial on an animal issue, your letters can help refute the propaganda or reinforce a good message. Here are some sample letters:

Delegations to Policymakers

When animal-related legislation or policies are being considered, you can meet with your policymakers and convince them to protect animals. Here is a sample delegation packet:

Letters to Legislators

When legislation is being considered that will help or hurt animals, your letters can greatly influence the way your representatives vote. Here are some sample letters:

Myth and Fact Flyers

When pro-animal research organizations publish propaganda, your organization can produce flyers to refute their claims. Here is a sample flyer:

Student Papers and Speeches

Use the myth and fact information to help students prepare papers and speeches supporting reform. Here are some sample guidelines for students: