We couldn't make progress for animals without the help of compassionate people who campaign in their spare time. Here are some easy actions you can take to help our current campaigns to succeed.
1. Help stop the set up of a Rutland rabbit farm!
There are plans to set up a rabbit meat and fur farm in scenic Rutland, Carsington Water. Our investigators visited the T&S Rabbits Atlow/Hognaston site and uncovered appalling conditions with rabbits cooped up in hutches for hours on end, with no visible access to the grass.
We really must stop this unnecessary rabbit meat and fur farm from being established.Take action now
2. Sign our petition to cap the number of horses bred
Using the Freedom of Information Act, Animal Aid discovered that in the UK over two thousand unwanted horses were slaughtered for their meat in 2019.
Please ask the government to intervene by capping the number of horses who can be bred.Sign the petition now
3. Help us Ban Snares! Write to your local council and MP
Write to your MP and local council asking for them to take action to ban snares
Snares are thin wire nooses used to trap wildlife around their neck or leg so they can be ‘dispatched’ by the trapper. As well as being cruel by nature, they also frequently catch and kill unintended victims such as badgers, cats, dogs and deer.
4. Ask your MP to push for stronger legislation for animals
The foreword for Defra’s ‘Action Plan for Animal Welfare’, written by George Eustice, sounds very promising. He states that ‘The way we treat animals reflects our values and the kind of people we are’. This is true, which is why the ‘Action Plan’ should and could, go further. Please find out more and ask your MP to strengthen legislation to help animals.Write to your MP now!
5. Ask the Minister to ban game bird cages
On game bird farms across the country, pheasants and partridges are kept in cages. They cannot express natural behaviours such as foraging, dustbathing, roosting and flying despite the Code of Practice saying that they must.
This suffering cannot continue, and we know the Minister is sympathetic to this issue. That is why we are asking you to contact your MP today, and urge him or her to write directly to Zac Goldsmith, the relevant Minister.Write to your MP now
6. Sign up for the Summer Vegan Pledge and share it with friends
If you would like to start your vegan journey in a fun and supportive way, or know someone who might – you can pledge to go vegan this June and get all of the help and support you need.
Sign up now for the Summer Vegan Pledge
7. Choose cruelty-free food
Going vegan is the single biggest step we can all take to help animals. Sadly, the Covid-19 outbreak means that we are not able to send out our physical Vegan Packs at present.
However, you can download a free copy of our Guide to Going Vegan, as well as our Guide to Plant Based Cooking on a Budget. You might also like to check out our tips for vegan shopping and cooking at this difficult time.
8. Help squirrels by writing to your local newspaper
While social media is a great place to stand up for grey squirrels, writing to your local newspaper can be a brilliant way to reach new audiences. We have put together some example letters that you can use to help you do this.
You can find the contact details of your local newspaper’s letters page on their website, or in the newspaper. If you need help finding this, please get in touch.
9. Ask Kellogg’s to Make it Vegan!
Despite having a good range of vegan cereals, most Kellogg’s cereals contain an animal-derived version of vitamin D. Please join us in urging Kellogg’s UK to switch to a plant-based vitamin D in their cereals, which would make many of then suitable for vegans.
Sign the petition
10. As well as adding your name to petitions started by Animal Aid, there are also petitions started by others which are pushing to end the persecution and killing of various animals, and to protect our ability to fight for animals
The following petitions are only a small sample:
Make the use of free-running snares illegal for trapping wildlife
Stop the planned killing of wild parrots in the UK
Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest
(The Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill)
Thank you so much for your help.
If you would like more information about any of these campaigns, please contact us. Please also take a moment to find out about more general ways you can support our work. And don’t forget to stay in touch! Please sign up to our email list, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.