Issues and Concerns for Fall

November 7, 2008


Kindness Not Cruelty is a resource directory addressing animal cruelty and environmental issues and concerns. This site will provide you with information and ways you can help make change for the better. This page highlights issues and concerns that you should be aware of around fall time.


Fall Greetings


Easy Fall Outreach Ideas


Slow Down, Watch for Wildlife on Roads The HSUS has designated Oct. 27 to Nov. 2 as Give Wildlife a Brake!™ Week to highlight the potentially fatal combination of less daylight and more wildlife activity.

The Deadly Fall Ritual of Animals Crossing Roads Squirrels are not the only animals killed more frequently on roads during the fall. The season brings some of the highest roadkill rates of the year. That’s because many wild species are on the move.


Keep pets inside and safe!

The Perils of Halloween Young minds are vulnerable, particularly the minds of youths who have themselves been abused. When they hear stories of ritual Satanic abuse of cats, a spark ignites, and a new crime wave is off and running, with a “stray” black cat the target.

Keep Your Cat Safe at Home When cats are left outside unsupervised, their freedom to roam comes at a cost because they have a vastly increased chance of being injured, becoming ill, or even dying. The estimated average life span of a free-roaming cat is less than three years—compared to 15–18 years for the average indoor-only cat.

The Remember Ninja Project “One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it” ~ Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

Halloween Product Contributes to a Real-Life Horror One October day in 2003, Wallace’s one-and-a-half year old cat ate some fake sinewy cobwebs that were stretched across the homeowner’s bay window. Like something out of a bad horror flick, the bogus spiderweb ensnared a very real victim: Tabitha’s intestines became clogged after consuming the synthetic product.

Halloween Safety Tips for Animals Many youngsters dabble in devilish behavior this time of year, and often, animals are the targets of their pranks. But what’s a “treat” for the kids can be a cruel trick for a dog or cat. Here are some tips to help keep your animals safe on this haunting holiday.

Vegan Candy is Dandy! Some candies are made from things like gelatin, which is mashed up cow skin, cartilage, and bones. And carmine, the red coloring used in some candies, is made from ground-up bugs.


Love animals, don't eat them

The Mother Turkey and Her Young United Poultry Concerns Speaks Out for the Mother Turkey and Her Young vs. the Horror of the Hatchery

About a Bird When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, waiting for the main attraction to be brought in on a platter, take a moment to think about where it came from and how it found its way to your table.

The Sarah Palin Turkey Massacre Sarah Palin pardons a Thanksgiving Turkey in Alaska and then gives a speech as many Turkey’s are slaughtered right behind her.

Tips for reducing meat & other animal products on Thanksgiving Helpful tips from the main course to dessert! 

Food for Thought This Thanksgiving If there’s any silver lining to the latest Palin interaction with animals, it just might cause people to think about the plight of turkeys.

Gentle Thanksgiving Gentle Thanksgiving is an opportunity to encourage friends, family and neighbors to adopt compassionate alternatives to the “traditional” and unnecessarily cruel turkey dinners.

DDB Thanksgiving Dogs Deserve Better Thanksgiving. “I’d be thankful for a new home”, with pictured chained puppy amidst cornucopia of vegetables.

Paws to Give Thanks Post your thanksgiving message and help save a pet’s life today!

Adopt-A-Turkey Project We seek to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, educated millions of people about their plight and provided resources for a cruelty-free holiday.

Celebration FOR the Turkeys Farm Sanctuary turkeys send you wishes for a compassionate holiday.

Alley Cat Allies Thanksgiving Gallery Alley Cat Allies and our supporters are thankful every day for the cats who bring warmth and joy into our lives. This Thanksgiving gallery is a way for us to express our appreciation for the cats in our lives – and to do it by helping protect other cats across the nation.

Harvest Compassion This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving tradition is about celebrating life—and a growing number of Americans are choosing to do so by serving delicious vegetarian fare that everyone, including the turkeys, can be thankful for.

Food for Thought 123, 4, 5, 6


Dont wear fur
(always friday after thanksgiving)

Fur Free Friday Every year, over 50 million animals are brutally killed and skinned to make fur products. While many companies have pledged to go fur-free, other popular brands continue to cause and profit from animal suffering.

Fur-Free Designers and Retailers More and more retailers and designers are rejecting cruelty and potential consumer deception by adopting fur-free policies. Listed here are those who’ve announced that they don’t sell animal fur or are phasing in this policy. 

Go Faux for Fall Are there skeletons in your closet? Ditch fur, leather, wool, and other dead-end “fashions” and go faux for Fall! Forget fur-trimmed jackets, leather belts, and wool sweaters: fur, leather and wool all involve extreme cruelty to animals. Saving animals is as simple as choosing luxurious synthetic alternatives over fur, leather, and wool.

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