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Animals Killed for Food

Chickens/Hens
Cows/Calves
Pigs
Turkeys
Ducks/Geese
Sheep
Fish
Others
Animals Killed for Sport/Fashion

Hunting
Fishing
Trapping/Fur
Other
Animals Killed for Science/Education
Animals Exploited for Entertainment

Circus
Rodeo
Aquaria/Zoo
Other
Companion Animals, Wildlife and Marine Mammals
Environment/Planet
Human Health/Diet

Take Action

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Martin Luther King

Adopt a Vegetarian/Vegan Diet

The best thing you can do for the animals, your health and the environment is to explore and adopt a vegetarian (preferably vegan) diet. A healthy vegetarian diet prevents disease and illness, helps you lose and keep off excess weight, and gives you more energy.

Purchase Cruelty-Free Products

Discover which companies experiment upon animals and conduct an inventory of the related products used in your household. Avoid these products, along with leather, wool, down and silk and other products created at the expense of animals.

"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Educate Yourself About the Issues

Our Information Center provides facts and photographs on most of the major issues and the many ways in which animals are exploited or killed for profit in our society. Each section also includes things you can do now and links to other useful resources on the Internet pertaining to a particular issue. Although tough and heartbreaking to read and see, arming yourself with the truth will help the animals.

Attend Events

There are many local and national events that focus on various animal rights issues. Getting together with other like-minded people who care about animals is always energizing and uplifting. And your attendance at these events helps present a united force for the animals.

"Every civilizing step in history has been ridiculed as sentimental, impractical or womanish, by those whose fun, profit or convenience was at stake."

Joan Gilbert

Write Letters

By putting pen to paper, you present a powerful voice on behalf of the animals to your legislators. Our monthly e-alerts provide information on crucial animal-related assembly, house and/or senate bills in legislature.

You can join our ongoing letter write-in campaign and download, personalize and send out letters on topical, important animal issues. You can also sign up with other animal rights groups to receive alerts with details and contact information for your own letters. These groups include: PETA, Fund for Animals, In Defense of Animals, The Humane Society, Farm Sanctuary and Animal Protection Institute. You can obtain legislator contact information at www.congress.org or visit our legislation page to learn more about current legislation impacting animals.

Spread the Word

Talk to your friends and family, co-workers, club members, neighbors and other community members about what you know. Distribute literature at vets, schools, stores, restaurants, church, concerts, outdoor festivals and other local establishments. Several organizations provide literature including Vegan Outreach, Viva!, Christian Vegetarian Association, PETA and others. You can also contact us if you'd like to order copies of our informative brochure covering animal rights issues.

Join OCPA and Other Groups

Now more than ever before, the animals need you! Join OCPA and other animal groups, volunteer your time, make donations and get involved. The longer these industries can keep the public in the dark, the longer they can continue to abuse and murder animals for money. As more of us join together, educate people and speak out against these atrocities, we'll eventually put these companies and industries out of business.

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