WHAT IS ANIMAL CRUELTY?
If you see someone hurting an animal, or know of an animal who looks sick, injured or does not have food, water or shelter, you can do something about it. Tell an adult you trust and together you can call your local animal shelter.
You can get really tasty, meat-free burgers, braai sausage, hotdogs, crumbed nuggets, 'chicken-style' pop's, polony and more from the frozen section at your local big store!
Vegetarians (who eat no cows, sheep or pigs, chicken, duck or any other birds or fish, shellfish, calamari etc) and vegans (who also don’t eat dairy or eggs ) are usually much healthier. Plenty of places offer vegetarian/vegan burgers and other choices, so you won't feel left out, and actually, vegans usually eat more exciting food as well! Pizza without cheese is just as good when you add avocado instead!
Lions and other carnivores have to eat meat, they don’t have a choice. We are not carnivores and we are so lucky, because we can choose not to harm others! Being vegan or vegetarian is healthy for babies, children, adults, athletes, in fact, everyone!
Circus animals have to depend on humans to feed and take care of them. If they were to choose, animals would never live in a cage at all and they would never do tricks. Why should they? Animals don't want to earn money or receive applause. Children also depend upon adults and have to go to school to learn. The major difference between children and animals is that children get the freedom to choose for themselves once they've become adults, but circus animals never will.
Wild animals, like lions, elephants, camels and even snakes should be where they belong, with their families, in the wild. Keeping them caged isn’t fair. Don't you agree? You can help, by telling your parents that you do not want to go to a circus that has animals in it. It is cruel to force animals to live in a cage their whole life, and to do tricks. There are circuses that do NOT have animals, that are as much, if not more, fun!
USING ANIMALS FOR TESTING
You or your mom or dad can find our free list of products that are very safe and have not been tested on animals, right here on the Beauty Without Cruelty website at www.bwcsa.co.za/humane-guide There are cleaners and soaps and shampoos and sunblock, toothpaste and insect repellent and lots more, that have been tested with computers or other ways, where no one was hurt at all!
In nature, weak, old and injured animals usually die off first and the strongest survive. Hunters on the other hand, usually kill the biggest, healthiest and strongest and that is bad for all the animals. Some hunters are not very responsible. They may shoot an animal and not kill him and then not to follow him, and so these animals die terrible deaths.
Have you ever caught your finger in a door, or other small space and it hurt so much? Some farmers use traps that hurt the animal and cause terrible suffering, and traps catch all sorts of animals, even birds, dogs and cats. They can't get away until the farmer or hunter comes, and some animals are mothers who have babies waiting for her to feed them.
BUGS BEETLES AND CREEPY CRAWLIES
Help insects inside your home get outside to their homes. Keep a bug release kit handy. All you need is a see-through glass with a wide opening and a stiff piece of cardboard. Wait until the insect is resting and put the glass over him. Be careful you don’t catch his little legs or wings. Gently slide the cardboard under him. Eventually you will get the bug in the glass and then you can release him outside where he belongs and where he would rather be.
This link will take you to a page of famous vegans and vegetarians, including Albert Einstein, Da Vinci, Brandy, Toby McGuire (Spiderman), Brad Pitt and many more! Just hit the back arrow at the top left of your screen / back button, to come back here.
THE STORY OF HUMPHREY THE HEREFORD
So meet Caw the Crow – the most brilliant of all birds (as he keeps reminding us). He tells us the story of his great friend, Humphrey the Hereford, from the time he was a calf until …Well, that’s for you to find out. Caw’s tale is suitable for children, teenagers and even adults as they are led into a world they’ve never experienced before. And when you read it, you will laugh, you will cry, you will never see animals in the same way again.For book sales, please contact Stephen:
. R125.00 plus R25 post and packing. Or get it from your local Readers Warehouse!
DO A JIGSAW PUZZLE. Choose how many pieces you want to play - the more pieces, the more challenging! Have fun!