I want to save the world's creatures. Where do I start?
I’m terribly troubled by the endangerment of animals, especially those violently mistreated by humans. Last night I watched the documentary, The Cove. Please go to the site and read the little paragraph describing the movie where it says “The Truth is Out. Spread the Word.”
I’ve never really been an activist, but every time I hear that something like this is going on that I never knew about before, my fire is reignited to help. I was up all night thinking about this film. It’s not just whales and dolphins that I want to help, but the Canadian seals, elephants, poached animals in general, and even animals affected by pollution and deforestation.
How can I help spread the word about this type of thing and actually help myself with limited resources? Right now, I only make a small amount of babysitting money, but I hope to own my own small business someday, from which I will donate regularly to a charity.
Which charities do the most widespread good? What else can I do besides donate and write letters? I’m not sure traveling to Japan and across the world is really an option any time soon. I feel obligated to start now. How can I do the most good right now?
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