Help Stop Animal Abuse Ву Raising Awareness


You can help stop animal abuse by raising awareness of it. The more people who know about it, the more people who will want to help stop it.

Sometimes people who you didn’t think were particularly compassionate will pleasantly surprise you!

There are a number of different ways you can raise awareness of animal cruelty and suffering. These are just some of them: Using the web; giving out leaflets and flyers; putting up posters; using your voice; doing presentations at school, college, or to community groups; displaying messages on your clothing / other accessories; doing protests and demonstrations.

Image: We must be advocates for animals. Source


Raise Awareness Through Social Media, Via Blogs, & File Sharing Websites

You can help raise awareness of animal cruelty by sharing information and images from this website, or other animal advocacy websites, onto social media websites. You can also let people know how they can help stop animal cruelty buy sharing information on this, and other animal advocacy sites.

When posting links to website pages on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, write something when posting them that will make people want to click on the link to find out more.

If people read your post, it may make them feel like they want to do something to help stop animal abuse. It is therefore good to also include links to web pages about how they can help stop animal cruelty.

Petitions to stop animal abuse are also good to post on social networking website pages, along with an explanation of what they are about. See the Campaigns and Petitions page for advice on which petitions are most effective so your time is not wasted. There are also instructions on that page on how to automatically fill in petitions, avoiding having to enter your details each time. If you share that information by posting a link on social media to the Campaigns and Petitions page, it may encourage people to sign more petitions, as it will be easier for them.

All these things are also good to do if you wanted to create a blog or glog (graphic blog) to raise awareness and encourage people to help stop animal abuse.

If you see evidence of animal cruelty on the web that you want to report, find the best way to report it, so it is investigated, here.

If you see an animal for sale in a Facebook selling group, there is the option to report it to Facebook.

You click the arrow at the top right of the post, then select “Report Post” from the drop down menu. Then select ” This is an animal for sale”.

Image: Sharing information from this, or other animal advocacy websites, on social media raises awareness. Source


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Animal Rights Posters, Flyers, And Stickers

To encourage people to help stop animal abuse, distribute material which helps raise awareness of animal cruelty and suffering. Posters, flyers and informative leaflets are available from many major animal charities, usually for free. You can actively hand them out to people, or simply leave or display them where they will be seen.

You could set up an information stall, display the posters on it and give out the leaflets, flyers and posters to members of the public on the street.

You could even give out samples of vegan “cruelty-free food & drinks” that you have made from your information stall to show people how delicious it can be as an alternative to food funding the cruel meat, dairy and egg industries.

I have even seen these information stalls combined with a small tombola, or offering cups of soup on a cold day for a small donation, but you would need to check if a license is required for accepting donations of money.

Image: Example of a poster urging people to adopt pets instead of buying them or breeding more.


Image: Example of a poster or flyer to display or distribute to raise animal abuse awareness. This one is protesting against animal testing. Source



Posters could be displayed on public or community notice boards, shop notice boards, shop windows, in workplaces, community centres, church halls, or in your car windows. If you live somewhere where people pass your house windows, you could display posters in your windows.

You could also leave flyers and leaflets in your workplace, medical rooms, and anywhere else people are likely to see them. If you receive animal charity newsletters or magazines, leave them in medical waiting rooms for patients to read.

You can find posters and flyers to download and print here.

Some animal charities give stickers away for free that people can use to stick on items they send through the mail, on notepads, files, and anywhere else they can think of where people will see them.

Some animal charities give car stickers away for free. There are also other bumper and window stickers you can purchase and display on your vehicle or in your windows.

Here are a couple I particularly like and intend to put on my own car:

Image: Examples of car bumper stickers to raise awareness to help animals.

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Raise Awareness With Clothing And Accessories

Awareness of animal cruelty can be raised if people display messages on them that are against animal cruelty. This could be such things as clothing, accessories, car stickers, pet clothing/accessories, or even your own skin.

Image: “Don’t Shop, Adopt” animal rescue necklace available in our fundraising store. 


The message you are displaying may prompt people to ask about it and you can expand on the message, giving them the full story. Once they hear the true horror, it may motivate them to help stop animal abuse themselves.

Many major animal charities sell this kind of items. Not only are you donating money to the charity when you buy these products, but you are raising awareness whenever you go anywhere displaying them.

We have a fundraising store where you can purchase some such items, and help animals at the same time.

Image: An example of a T-shirt in our fundraising store, raising awareness of animal cruelty and suffering. Wearing it helps animals by educating people about animal cruelty issues. A portion of the cost also goes to help stop animal suffering. Source


Some people even have tattoos against animal abuse, which can certainly be a good talking point.


animal rights tattoo

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Do A School Or College Project

Raise awareness of animal abuse by doing a project on animal cruelty at school or college. You could choose to base your project on one aspect of animal cruelty, or many aspects of it, depending on how big your project is.

There is plenty of information in the Types Of Animal Cruelty section of this website to base your research on.

If you wanted to include ways of helping to stop animal abuse, there is the Help Stop Animal Cruelty & Suffering section to help you.

If it is a presentation that you have to present to the class, look at it as a fantastic opportunity to spread awareness of animals’ desperate plight.

Maybe you could persuade your teacher to make it a class project. This way involves more people so is more likely to reach people who may want to help stop animal abuse. Some animal charity websites provide free lesson plans and materials for teachers.

Image: High School senior Robyn DiFranco displays her project on animal cruelty. Kristi Garabrandt — The News-Herald

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Do A Presentation or Talk To Community Groups or Schools.

There are often groups and clubs in communities which ask speakers to give them talks, or presentations, in exchange for a donation. You could do a presentation about any of the information you find on this site.

I did a presentation to the University Of The Third Age about animal rescue, and used the information on the How Animal Rescue Works Page.

You could also approach schools to ask if you can do a talk to the children about animal rescue. Adjust the style of your presentation, depending on which age group you are talking to.

By giving a talk, you are helping animals by spreading awareness, and if you get a donation for your chosen animal charity, that is a bonus.

Image: Giving a presentation about how animal rescue works to a community group


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Public Protests & Demonstrations

Carrying placards, handing out information, wearing clothes with messages on, chanting, and answering questions while you are taking part in protests and demonstrations helps raise awareness about animal abuse. Protests are often combined with email/telelphone/letter campaigns, and petitions.

Find more details on the Peaceful Protest Tactics page.

Image: Animal rights activists protesting at Merseyside University, bringing it to the publics attention that they do animal testing there. It was got published in the local paper. Source


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The Most Effective Way To Tell People About Animal Cruelty

When you are communicating with people online or through speech, the most effective way to get your message across is to use non-accusatory, non-personal language. Otherwise, the person usually feels attacked and reacts defensively, digging their heels in, even if it is just to spite you.

For instance, instead of saying “You can’t really be against all animal cruelty when you eat meat, because you fund cruelty towards certain animals”, it is better to speak generally and say “People can’t really be against animal cruelty when they eat meat, because they fund cruelty towards certain animals.”.

There will still be people who take this personally and react defensively because they know they are guilty of what you say, but do not want to stop.

The point is, you cannot be accused of personally attacking the person. This is important because onlookers are more receptive to what you are saying when they do not feel that you are personally attacking someone. If they think you are, they turn against you and as a result, turn against the cause.

Another thing to remember is to sound calm, no matter how much you want to scream at the person (and you REALLY will!). When discussing it online with somebody who you are trying to get to see your point of view, avoid using exclamation marks and capitals, as this does not come across as calm.


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Live By Example

The best single thing you can do to help stop animal cruelty and suffering is to adopt a vegan lifestyle. People often go vegetarian before going vegan.

When you lead by example, people often show interest. They can have questions and can want to talk to you about it. By talking calmly and in a friendly manner, you can explain your reasons and let people know about things they may not realise.

Image: Living a vegan lifestyle raises awareness. Source


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Learn More About Animal Cruelty And The Many Ways You Can Stop It

There are many varied ways you can help stop animal cruelty, found in the Help Stop Animal Cruelty section of this website. There is something that will suit everyone, no matter what their personality, lifestyle or interests.

If you would like to learn more about why we so urgently need to help stop animal suffering, please have a look at the Types Of Animal Cruelty section of this site. It will allow you to broaden your knowledge of many different types of animal abuse that happens in the world.

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