Friday, October 31, 2014

Make A Difference For Animals on Election Day

Tuesday, November 4th is almost here!

Since you are reading this blog, I think it is safe to assume that you care very much about animals and believe they have the right to be treated humanely. You may have a rescue pet, donate to or do volunteer work for a shelter or rescue, or contribute to improving the welfare of animals in other ways. It all makes a difference. But on Election Day, if those of us who want to see the world become a more humane place for all animals educate ourselves on how the candidates stand on animal issues and vote against those who turn a blind eye to cruelty, we can make a BIGGER difference.

Like many people, you may be thinking, "But I don't know who to vote for." It's easy to feel that way since candidates' ads often tell half-truths... and sometimes outright lies. It's hard to know what is true! But if you are willing to spend a little time on the internet, you can find out who will be on your ballot, their stances on the issues, and access the voting records of the incumbents. I was just checking out my voting options on All you have to do is enter your zip code and street address.

There are a lot of us who love animals-- just look at the number of followers and likes on sites of rescue groups or animal welfare organizations! If each of us puts forth the effort to contact our representatives and let them know that as a constituent we want them to support animal-friendly legislation and that we vote accordingly, THERE WILL BE CHANGE. This is something we need to do throughout the year, especially when bills that affect animal welfare are being introduced.

So how will you use your vote? Will you take the time to learn who votes in favor of the humane treatment of animals, or will you be one of the many saying, "I didn't know who to vote for"?

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