Animal Aid Youth
Welcome to the youth section of the Animal Aid website where you can order free resources for school projects or for your own campaigning activities.
Discover what you can do to help stop animal cruelty.
On the right of this page, there’s a list of the issues we campaign on.
If you have a question, ask Elaine, our youth officer.
Cruelty-free cover up
Whether you are going on holiday or staying in the sunny UK, you will need to put suncream on. There are many different types that you can buy in the high street that haven’t been tested on animals. Try the own brand products from Superdrug, Co-op and M&S. Animal Aid’s online shop also has a fantastic range.
Keeping animals cool in the heat
Dogs die very quickly in hot cars and they should not be left inside them even for very short periods. Opening a window a few inches is not sufficient.
The British Veterinary Association has an excellent poster that can be downloaded and displayed in windows, cars and car parks.
Rabbits must not be left in a hutch in the glaring sun or inside a sweltering garage or shed. (They should not be kept in a hutch anyway.) They need a cool, shady place where the air circulates, and where they are able to move freely. A hot rabbit can be kept cool by applying cold water gently to his ears. Should your rabbit become listless, or start breathing hard through an open mouth or go limp, get him to a vet immediately. Rabbits must also be checked daily throughout summer months for signs of flystrike.
And don’t forget wild animals. Shallow dishes of water can be provided and should be replenished regularly. If you see an animal in distress, call your local wildlife rescue centre.
Summer holiday days out
There are lots of fun, animal friendly things that all the family can do during the Summer holidays. Instead of taking a trip to a zoo, aquarium or circus, why not visit a local sanctuary or a circus that only uses humans for entertainment?
Please also read these tips from World Animal Protection on how to avoid supporting animal suffering while you are on holiday.