"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." ~ St. Francis of Assisi
How you can help
That's easy. You can start immediately. It doesn't require money and you don't have to join anything. Simply start using the term guardian instead of owner when referring to your animal companions. And when you're talking about the animals you share your life with, please refer to them as "he" or "she", rather than "it".
One person can make a difference. And that person is reading this right now. So, go out there and enjoy being a guardian of the animals today!
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