Matt at the Vegan Outreach blog says:
Anyone who has been vegetarian for five years (let alone 20) can see not only how much more widespread meat-free eating is, but also how much more awareness there is about factory farms, etc.
This change – from a society where meat-eating was unquestioned by everyone except for a handful of isolated vegetarians, to where we are today – didn’t just happen. As Jack points out, veganism doesn’t spread itself! This is because of the example and efforts of each of us.
I’ve been vegetarian or vegan for nearly three decades and it’s absolutely true that times have changed.
That said, even though we’ve taken many steps forward towards encouraging a society that values animals, we still have miles and miles to go. But we’ll never get there if we don’t start walking. So stand up and DO SOMETHING for animals TODAY!
Need some ideas? Here are just a few things you could do that don’t take much time or energy:
- Put up signs or posters at a local college, in your work’s break room, or around your neighborhood. Here are some signs you can print up: Boycott Cruelty, Oppose Cruelty, and See her as more than a meal. These signs spark thought and conversation and encourage some people to take a step towards veganism.
- Hand out vegan leaflets on a busy street corner, college campus, or concert. You’ll inspire someone to go vegan simply by giving them knowledge.
- Add a link to tryveg.com, chooseveg.com, or goveg.com to your email signature. Just offering some resources for vegan recipes can encourage friends and coworkers to eat vegan meals more often.
- Change your email address to something like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to plant a seed of compassion with each email.
- Sponsor a rescued farm animal at one of the animal sanctuaries.
- Write or call your political representatives and ask them to improve animal protection laws.
- Hold a vegan bake sale and raise money for your favorite animal charity.
- Host a screening of Earthlings. You’ll ignite the fire within compassionate people.