Issues and Concerns for Winter

November 24, 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 winter time.


 Winter Greetings


Easy Winter Outreach Ideas


Keep Your Pet Safe from Electric Shock According to our experts, the danger of stray voltage on city streets can turn a simple stroll into a devastating event for our furry friends.

Be Animal Kind and Fur Free This Winter Trappers usually strangle, beat, or stomp trapped animals to death. On fur farms, animals are gassed, anally electrocuted, poisoned, or their necks are snapped.

Winterizing Your Horse Nature has given horses their own protection against the winter elements, but in some cases, people have taken that away by shaving them down or too many climate changes. Here are some good tips to help keep your horse warm this winter.

How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Home This Winter Homeowners should take some simple steps before Thanksgiving, in order to keep unwanted critters out of the house this winter.

Protect Your Pet from Winter’s Woes Dogs and cats are social animals who crave human companionship. Your animal companions deserve to live indoors with you and your family.

Super Bowl Fans–Tackle This Recipe On a day where snack-style foods are king, it’s surprisingly easy to fix animal-friendly fare that’ll keep the party going. And if you’ve been digging into ways to introduce more vegetarian foods into your diet, Superbowl Sunday’s not a bad day to start.


Christmas Cat and Dog 

A Rescued Dog’s Christmas Poem Some food for thought through the eyes of homeless animals.

Happy Holidays from Animals Australia Join us to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas— compassion, kindness and goodwill to all living beings. Check out some brand-new treats from our compassionate Christmas gift store, prepare some mouth-watering cruelty-free feasts or send your friends and family some adorable e-greeting cards!

Lucy Speaks Out for Pigs at Christmas Please help Lucy tell Australians not to support the cruelty of factory-farmed ham and pork this Christmas.

Pet Safety Tips at Holiday Time A very thorough and detailed page of concerns and safety tips to help keep your pet safe around the holidays.

“Silent Night” SPCA Commercial

The Best Gift You Can Give Adoption is the best way to add a new pet to any family. Just wait until after the gifts have been opened and the New Year’s corks have been popped. Your decision to wait may be the best gift you give your family this holiday season.

Holiday Safety Tips for Ferrets We do not want this article to dampen your holiday spirits, but we do want you to be aware of the dangers and plan carefully to avoid these potential hazards.

Take Your New Year’s Resolution To Heart: Get Active for Animals in 2009! As you ring in 2009, consider making your resolution as simple, yet meaningful, as living more compassionately. Each year in the U.S., more than 10 billion animals are raised and killed for us to eat meat, eggs, and dairy products, and each day we can make choices that help bring about positive changes.

Ten Thoughtful Gifts for Animal Shelters A wish list for animal shelters. Thousands of pets end up at animal shelters across the country every year.

Humane Gifts Your Humane Gift will help protect pets, wildlife, and farm animals around the world. This is the kind of gift they’ll love to receive and you can feel good about sending.

Ten New Year’s Resolutions to Help Animals and Ring in the New Year Our ready-made list of New Year’s resolutions will help millions of animals, and leave you feeling good year-round. By choosing just a few of these to add to your list, you’ll be resolving to help create a more humane world.

Humane Holidays With Your Pets While holidays bring good times and cheer for many, they also bring a unique set of circumstances for companion animals. Here are special issues for you to consider in keeping your pets safe and happy year-round.

Author Shares Pet Tips For New Years Eve There are ways to desensitize a pet to fireworks and related noise, but it takes time and preplanning. If this holiday is right around the corner, there are a couple of things owners can do to assist their pets through this short period of potential trauma.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? If you haven’t thought of one, here is a good idea to consider.

Food for Thought 1, 2, 3, 4

Treecycle that Christmas Tree From wildlife habitat creation to sand dune restoration, Christmas trees are being recycled into great use in communities nationwide.


Valentine's Day Concerns

Show Affection for Animals on Valentine’s Day We have a number of ways you can help animals this Valentine’s Day, whether they live with you or they live on a remote factory farm in rural Nebraska.

Pets: Valentine’s Day That is All Heart Valentine’s Day is a day we celebrate love and those we cherish…it is a great time to adopt an animal into the home. You can open your heart and receive the unconditional love that animals offer—along with a wealth of other lessons.

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day PETA can help you choose a gift for your valentine that also helps animals: flowers, sweets, bracelets, necklaces, or even a weekend getaway. Please become a valentine for an animal in need!



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