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10 Things You Can Do for the Animals and Yourself Now

24.3.2020

You can prove love for animals even in difficult times

1. Stay home 

Staying at home not only reduces the chance of being infected, bu it also prevents other people from being infected. If too many people fall ill in important occupations, animal care also suffers. This also has to be avoided. 

You also maximise your pet's safety. Because who takes care of Peppi, Pepe and Pickles when they are in the hospital?

2. Become an online activist

You don't only get tons of information online, you can also make a huge difference. For example, by signing petitions and participating in online protests. Petitions and online protests on your animal welfare issues are just waiting for you!

3. Try something new

More time at home also means more time for experiments. For example, you can try out some vegan recipes and eat a healthier and more balanced diet.

4. Treat your pets

The situation is also unusual for your pets. They deserve a lot of attention for that. So celebrate the missing end of the day. Finally, do not cuddle and play with your pet after work and take the opportunity to teach him new tricks. You can find a few tips here.

5. Keep in touch with your friends and family

Its never been easier to stay in touch with family and friends whilst being stuck at home. Today's amazing technology makes private exchange possible without meetings in cafes or apartments - thanks to WhatsApp, Skype and Co., it is easy to communicate with relatives and friends. Let your pets participate too in conference calls - that makes everyone happy!

6. Learn something new

While being at home its a great time time to educate yourself. It doesn't have to be a distance learning course as a computer scientist. Even on a small scale, it can feel great to acquire new knowledge. Read a book or our guides or follow the exciting and educational fun.

7. Support everyday heroes

In the evenings in Italy, many people go out to the balcony or to the window to applaud all those who are working hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly: medical and nursing staff, food retailers, fire services and many more. 

In Germany too, so many people pay tribute to the "heroes of everyday life". A good rating on Google Maps, Tripadvisor, Yelp or Foursquare is another way to praise others. Many people also work in our BEAR SANCTUARIES and animal protection centres to ensure the survival of the animals there.

8. Rethink your diet

Does breakfast always have to include bacon or sausage? Is Sunday roast really appropriate on a Tuesday? Now you also have the opportunity to put your diet to the test. It can be a vegan day or you can try herbal alternatives. There are plenty of options for a tasty, animal-friendly diet.

9. Take care of your finances

Check whether all the expenses you spend monthly are really necessary. In the hectic pace of everyday life you rarely come across something like this, and so often it is just spill over amounts that are supposedly not significant. But even with these small sums you can make a difference. For example, you can support charities and non-profit organisations and make the world a better place. You can do that with small donations.

10. Take a look into the future

Much can be done for animal welfare not only in our food choices, but also when buying clothes or planning leisure activities. For example, clothing can be made without animal components, while traveling and leisure activities you can ensure that animals do not have to suffer.

No matter what, you can do it!

FOUR PAWS wishes you, your relatives and not least your pets all the best in this time. Stay healthy and make the most of the situation.