Help Animals Through Email Campaigns
Email campaigns are usually found online, on social media sites and on websites that campaign against animal cruelty. They are thought to be more effective than online petitions, although online petitions are very good for spreading awareness.
In some email campaigns, there is a pre-written email, protesting animal cruelty or injustice, and an address, or addresses, provided to send it to. You have the option to alter the pre-written email, as personalised emails tend to be taken more seriously, especially if the title of the email is also changed.
In some email campaigns, the content of the email is required to be personally written, although there is background information about the issue, and guidance about what you might like to include in your email.
Personalising your email tends to be more effective than the exact same email being sent over and over again, and more effective than signing a petition,. This is because it shows the individual sending the email is passionate enough about the subject to have taken the time to put the email together themselves. However, fewer people will go to the lengths of doing that than would sign a petition or copy an email.
Image: Animal rights email campaigns can be successful, especially in conjunction with other types of protest such as petitions and demonstrations. Image Source
The tone of the email should be kept civil and non-threatening, so the police do not become involved, and so that the animal rights movement cannot be brought into disrepute. If this happens, it creates animosity and opposition towards the movement.
VARIATIONS OF EMAIL CAMPAIGNS:
There are variations of email campaigns, where people are encouraged to post messages on or through social media pages belonging to the organisation the campaign is targeting. In this case the post will provide a link to the target page, or other location.
An example of this is a campaign I have just taken part in online is to ask South Korea’s Department Of Agriculture to end the horrifically barbaric practice of burying farm animals ALIVE whenever there is an outbreak of a disease, such as Foot And Mouth. They do this as it is the cheapest way to deal with it, even though it is obviously unimaginably cruel.
It is something South Korea repeatedly do to huge numbers of innocent animals with every outbreak.
Here is the post on Facebook with the instructions to follow. You are asked to comment on the Department of Agriculture’s Facebook Page, and send them a message. The post provides the link you need. In addition, the post provides you with a link to a form where foreigners can complain to the South Korean Government. There is a sample email you can copy and paste, or you can send your own heartfelt message.
Image: Terrified agricultural animals being pushed into a mass grave to be buried ALIVE. They are terrified now but their nightmare is only just beginning. South Korea and many other countries periodically do this as a form of disease control. Source
INSPIRING CAMPAIGN BY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE THAT GOT RESULTS:
Read here about how one young man, plus a handful of animal rights activists, used emails and letters to stop ferry companies transporting animals for the animal experimentation industry.
Image: Animal rights activist Luke Steele and his comrades at NAVA went up against big ferry companies and won. Image Source
DOING IT ON YOUR OWN:
You do not need to be part of an organised email campaign to help stop animal cruelty. Every email you send makes it more likely cruel practices will end.
For example, contact food companies asking why they use ingredients in their foods that means they miss out on a large number of consumers because they are either vegan, allergic or intolerant to animal products. Ask why they use ingredients that gain the company a cruel reputation among many people, when there are cruelty free alternatives available. Ask them why they do not look into using cruelty free alternatives instead, which would mean they would gain a larger pool of consumers.
Contact your local authority asking them to ban circuses that contain wild animals from coming to your area, and from travelling fairs and carnivals from giving out goldfish as prizes.
If nobody contacts the companies/local authorities, etc, about such things, they do not know that people do not like their practices, and so they see no reason to change.
Everyone who contacts them plants a seed, and as more and more people contact them about the same thing, the seed grows into a shrub, until there will be a point when enough people have contacted them to make them take some action.
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