Animal Activism and Environmentalism
Endangered Means There's Still Time
"Everyone has something they are passionate about. I am devoted to making a difference in the lives of animals and preserving planet earth. Every opportunity that arises to share information on ways to make a positive impact and increase awareness to sustain planet earth and the animals that share it, are embraced."
"I hope you will find these facts, resources, World Wildlife information, African Wildlife Foundation Blog, and ideas to save our resources useful. Please consider taking action to make a difference in our world."
- Ivy Meadors
Invaluable websites to visit to learn more about the endangered species of our planet. Without your help, they're gone. When the buying stops, the killing can too.
World Wildlife Fund for Tigers
Tiger Trade Ban
Big Cat Rescue
Lions, Tigers, and Bears
Natural Habitat Adventures - Churchill Polar Bears
Polar Bear SOS - Global Warming Threatens Polar Bears with Extinction (video)
Article - Global warming sees polar bears stranded on melting ice
Wide-ranging Animal Protection Sites
- WIldAid - end the illegal trade of wildlife trade in our lifetime
- World Wildlife Fund
- African Wildlife Foundation
- National Wildlife Federation
- Sign up for National Wildlife Federation's "wildly" popular monthly eNewsletter
- World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
- International Fund for Animal Welfare
Did You Know?
Question: Which personal care, non-pharmaceutical products are required by law to be tested on animals?
Yes, that's right. There is NO law that requires companies to test their personal care and household products on animals before selling them to consumers!
- Sustainable Industries
- Environment News Service
- American Forests
- Conservation International
- One Earth
- New American Dream
- Conservation Organization
- Save a tree - Remove yourself from junk mail
- Climate Change & Colleges - How Campuses & Students Are Helping to Save the Planet
Companies that test on animals:
The companies either openly use animal-tested chemicals, or fail to demonstrate that the finished product and the ingredients they use have not been tested on animals since a fixed cut-off date.
Source: Cruelty-Free Living
Use and Abuse of Fossil Fuels
- Offset your CO2 emissions - Check your own carbon footprint
- Use a NEV (neighborhood electric vehicle) for your transportation.
Eco Friendly Products
- Pristine Planet - www.pristineplanet.com
- Ecomall - www.ecomall.com
- GreenPeople - www.greenpeople.org
- Ecowise - www.ecowise.com
The National Anti-Vivisection Society is dedicated to abolishing the exploitation of animals used in research, education and product testing.
NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection.
NAVS' educational programs are directed at increasing public awareness about vivisection, identifying humane solutions to human problems, developing alternatives to the use of animals and working with like-minded individuals and groups to effect changes which help to end the suffering inflicted on innocent animals.
On this website, you can type in the name of a product or company that you want to find out if they do animal testing or not. You'll be surprised how many animals have suffered to "supposedly ensure you are receiving "safe" products, which by the way, is rarely the case.
Next time you go into your bathroom, take a look around at the Q-Tips, Dove, Suave Hair Products, Colgate, Caress, Lever 2000, Ponds, Vaseline products, Cover Girl, Sally Hansen, and others that you may have sitting on your shelf. These are only a small handful of the products that have been tested on animals in-humanely.
Then go into your kitchen or laundry room and see if you have some of these products that were tested cruelly on animals; Wisk, Murphy Oil Soap, Dynamo, Fab Products, Ajax, Softsoap Products, Clorox, Melaleuca, Arm and Hammer, etc..
You can access a list of other companies now. Click to go to Caring Consumer's site. They list companies that do and don't do animal testing.
Why Boycott Proctor and Gamble?
P&G are the world's largest consumer products company, with an annual turnover of over $43 billion. Traditionally known for soaps and detergents, they now produce a massive range of products in hair care, cosmetics, perfumes, personal hygiene, laundry products, snack food, paper and feminine hygiene - and even pet food.
They admit that guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, rats and mice are among the animals used in their ‘product safety research’ and cats and dogs are used in experiments for their pet foods. They are very secretive about the nature of the experiments themselves.
Of course P&G realize that the vast majority of people are against animal experiments for cosmetics and household cleaning products, so they try to give the impression that they only test on animals as a last resort. This is untrue. A leaked memo revealed that P&G have been lobbying behind the scenes to stop a ban on animal testing for cosmetics within the EU.