Your DGB for today is to help prevent animal cruelty.
April is Prevent Animal Cruelty month and the ASPCA has a number of ways you can take action to ensure the safety of animals in your area. Check out their Alerts & Events page for a state by state breakdown of current animal safety advocacy. They have action items such as donating, supporting/objecting to bills in the legislature, adopting a pet, volunteering, and more!
The Humane Society has put out a fact sheet about animal cruelty and the information is quite shocking. Did you know that dogs are the most likely animal to be abused? That there is a also a high correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence? And that dog fighting and cock fighting are still a significant concern in many states?
Whether you’re a horse person, a dog person, a cat person or all of the above, animals need our protection. So, before you take animal protection vigilantism into your own hands and throw red paint on your neighbor’s faux fur parka, take a minute to check in with the ASPCA for ideas that really work to protect our most loving companions.