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How to Help Animals on Your Travels

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | Views [79]

Traveling the world doesn’t mean you can’t give something back to the community. If you have fallen head over heels in love with various types of animals, you might be happy to learn there are many ways you can support the protection and safety of animals across the world either directly or indirectly.

Simply find out how to successfully help various animals and pet organizations on your travels below.

Book with a Compassionate Travel Agency

There are numerous compassionate travel agencies that are dedicated to helping animals every time a customer makes a booking, as they have pledged to donate a proportion of their proceeds to PETA. So, whether you are heading off on vacation or backpacking your way across the world, consider booking through websites such as Humane Travel, Veg Jaunts and Journeys, and VegVoyages.

Ask for Alternative Bedding

There are many hotels across the world that fill their bedding with bird feathers, which may have been unethically removed. Before you enter a hotel, ask what bedding they use and, if necessary, ask for a warm yet comfortable down alternative. The more people that complain about the problem, the less likely a hotel will use the bedding in the future.

Skip Unfriendly Animal Attractions

Unfortunately, there are some attractions that are the opposite of animal-friendly. For example, only attend a circus that does not force animals to perform for an audience, and avoid visiting marine parks, such as SeaWorld. Instead, you could visit an animal sanctuary, an ethical zoo, or view wildlife at a local park.

Get Involved with Pet Conscious

Pet Conscious non profit dog organization is dedicated to raising funds for rescue groups, animal shelters, and research organizations while boosting awareness of the health, rights, and welfare of all pets. Thankfully, you can get involved while on your travels, so you can promote the cause your fellow travelers, attempt to raise money for the worthy organizations and groups, get involved with online activism, or encourage others to sign-up to show their support.

Carry an Animal Rescue Kit

Unfortunately, there might come a day when you find an animal in distress in the middle of a road trip. Ensure you can help an injured or stray animal on a roadway by carrying an animal rescue car kit with you, which could include a cardboard carrier, nylon lead, antibacterial ointment, a towel, and an emergency hammer. Doing so could potentially save the life of an injured animal on the roadside.

Promote Animal Welfare Everywhere You Go

If you want to raise awareness about the importance of protecting animal welfare, you should carry literature with you during an adventure. For example, you could slip leaflets into airline seat pockets, hotel lobbies, or travel centers, or you could even add stickers onto your luggage to spread the word. If you can encourage one person to make a difference, it will be worth all the effort, as you will have potentially helped to save or support another animal.


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