The holidays are a time for spreading joy, practicing gratitude and generosity, and showing others that we care. Even though your holiday season this year may be a little more restricted than usual, there are plenty of ways you can still advocate for animals, both easily and safely.
Leave turkeys and others animals in peace by celebrating a delicious “ThanksVegan” meal. Encourage Black Friday shoppers to keep animal skins off their shopping lists by joining a Vegan Fashion Friday demonstration, and consider making a special matching gift on Giving Tuesday to boost our work for animals during the uncertain year ahead.
You can get more involved by subscribing to one of PETA’s many e-newsletters (don’t miss cruelty-free recipes and home ideas from PETA Living E-News), receiving urgent mobile alerts as a PETA first responder, downloading our iPhone/iPad app, and following our campaigns through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Consider joining PETA’s Action Team and sharing PETA Prime’s weekly list of “10 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Animals” with your own community. You can also sign up for PETA’s Vegan Mentor Program and set up a fundraiser on Facebook to support our work of building and delivering doghouses to dogs who are forced to live outside in dangerous winter weather. And you can do all this from the comfort of your own home!
Would you like your holiday gifts to make a difference for animals? Try online shopping at the PETA Mall and the PETA Shop for animal-friendly gifts that every member of your family will love. You can send someone on your list PETA’s Vegan Power Pack, score exclusive discounts on cruelty-free products on our coupon page, and surprise your loved ones with PETA Presents—compassionate gifts that give twice. Each one—from providing a bale of straw to help a “backyard dog” survive the winter chill to giving a day off to a working bullock in India—directly benefits our vital work.
The holidays are also a great time to make sure your finances are doing all they can for animals. You can use your IRA to support PETA and receive tax benefits and create a legacy of action and compassion for animals by becoming a member of our Augustus Club, which honors those who have included PETA in their estate plans. We can even help you organize and implement a plan for the long-term well-being and care of your animal companions.
If your employer matches employee donations to PETA (one out of 10 companies, on average, will), your generosity will help even more animals.
There are so many simple ways to help animals this holiday season, so why not get started today?