5 Ways to Take Action This Earth Day

Earth Day is 22 April, and there’s never been a more urgent time to take action for our planet. Here are five easy things you can do today for a better Earth tomorrow:

  1. Take action to help close deadly live-animal market

Public-health experts believe that the novel coronavirus originated at a live-animal market in Wuhan, China. Despite the deadly outbreak, live-animal markets continue to operate throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the US, putting us all at risk of another pandemic in the future. And just as we don’t want to be infected with or die of COVID-19, other animals don’t want to suffer or be killed for food. Join us in urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to shut down live-animal markets around the world. This link allows you to send an e-mail directly to the director general of WHO.


  1. Ask the government to protect indigenous Australian species.

A photo of a kangaroo in burnt bushland.We Animals Media

Even though more than 1 billion animals died in Australia’s recent fires, the governments of New South Wales and Victoria are allowing permits to be issued for the mass slaughter of kangaroos. This native species is being hunted after dark, increasing the risk that shots won’t kill them instantly and that they’ll endure a long, painful death. Hunters also shoot at-foot joeys and decapitate or “crush the skull and destroy the brain” of those in the pouch. Kangaroos have lived here for millions of years – this part of the Earth is theirs, and it’s time we stopped killing them.


  1. Share this image on Facebook and Instagram:

Why You Should Go Vegan For Earth Day

You probably already know that following a vegan lifestyle is the best way to reduce your environmental footprint – but do all your Facebook friends and Instagram followers know, too? When we know better, we do better – so make sure that you let everyone know how they can help. You can also share this blog post.

  1. Use this background in your Zoom meetings:

PETA's Zoom Background

As COVID-19 keeps us all at home, Zoom is the place to be. Whether you’re working from home or hosting virtual dinners with loved ones, you can use this background (and more like it here) to remind people that all animals should be treated with respect and that farming them for their flesh and secretions is one of the key contributors to climate change, causing enormous emissions of greenhouse gases. Click here for more detailed instructions about changing your Zoom background.

  1. Urge Forever 21 to ditch wool.

A sheep used or wool.

According to a Global Fashion Agenda report on sustainability, wool is one of the five most environmentally damaging materials. Sheep farming, just like cattle farming, generates huge quantities of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change. Just one sheep can produce about 30 litres of methane each day. Please, never buy wool and help change the fashion industry by signing this action alert to Forever 21 asking for a ban on the cruelly obtained material.


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