Compassion in Action – Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Animal suffering is a multifaceted issue, and there is an urgent need for an integrated and compassionate solution.  While a healthy vegan diet reduces the demand for farm animal suffering, we must remember there are many other animals in dire need of assistance. So this afternoon, while HappyCow sits down to a delicious vegetarian meal, our friends at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) will be continuing their lifesaving efforts.  We think it’s only fitting to pause for a moment, and share some of the amazing work these caring individuals perform.

The Gift of Life

Throughout the afternoon, one of our colleagues at the RSPCA will be comforting a lovable old dog named Jerry.  Although Jerry was treated poorly by his previous caretaker, he still remains a sweet and gentle boy.  He has lived at the RSPCA for nearly a year, but Jerry still looks forward to a chance at his own comfy bed, and maybe even a backyard to explore.

Giving Jerry a chance for a new lease on life takes a special commitment from the RSPCA.  He needs healthy food, clean water, exercise, and affection in order to thrive.  Of course, all these necessities take time and resources.  Thankfully we have our kind friends in England and Wales, willing to care for Jerry and see that he winds up in a loving home.

From a Chirp to a Chorus

Often times, wild animals need our help too.  Notably, mother birds face a host of dangers perpetrated by humans.  Whether they meet their demise by ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in lines, the unsung victims are the baby birds left to languish.

When these babies are orphaned, the RSPCA springs into action by providing round-the-clock care, including warm bedding and nourishing food.  Our friends also employ a novel approach to rehabilitation, playing the tiny fledglings audio recordings of a dawn time avian serenade.  This allows the baby birds to learn vocalization skills, increasing their survival and mating prospects once released into the wild.

 

Big Thanks

In the time it takes HappyCow to enjoy our lunch today, countless animals will be saved by our very compassionate friends at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  Please join us in thanking them for their hard work and dedication.  To support them or find out more information please visit: http://donations.rspca.org.uk/247/online.aspx?seg=11CIN30262

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Chuck Dishmon is a vegan and graduate student studying philosophy. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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