Though the start of the new year has come and gone, many may find themselves in the same boat that I find myself in: struggling to define new years resolutions and putting in place goals that will set the tone for the coming days. Below I have listed a few Animal Friendly New Years Resolutions that I’ve been mulling over, ideas that I think can help make 2013 my best year yet.
- First and foremost, if you’re not already vegan of vegetarian, consider meat-reduction and switching to delicious milk alternative such as soy, almond and coconut milk. Any way that you can reduce the suffering of animals is a step in the right direction.
- Consider the ways animal products affect other aspects of your life outside of food. Take into account the things you wear as well, and consider moving from leather to pleather and from wool to cotton.
- Additionally, research the way in which your food choices may also impact human lives. Just because a food is vegan does not mean it’s exempt from causing suffering.
- Help spread the word! Though it can be intimidating at first, get out on the street and leaflet. Become an active part of your community and promote compassion by hosting a movie screening or baking yummy animal-friendly foods for friends and family.
- Ask food establishments to serve more vegetarian and vegan friendly options. As more people across the country turn to vegetarianism and veganism, we can actively make a change in what our dining halls on campus and chain restaurants serve to us by turning in suggestions to suggestion boxes and demanding change.
- Get involved in an organization such as the Humane Society and volunteer your time at domesticated animal shelters in your area.
- And finally, make time to visit a Farm Sanctuary to remind yourself why we make the choices that we do.
Feel free to comment below with any other Animal Friendly Resolutions that you may have!