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Action

Unleash your pen and write a letter or email to tell the world how you feel about animal cruelty.

 

Why

Writing is a very powerful tool. Letters from young people are generally perceived as a lot more sincere and meaningful than letters from adults. All you need is an idea and you are ready to go.

Detail

Some ideas on who you could write to

  • Companies and businesses: these are very driven by what their consumers want and don’t want. You can make a statement with what you purchase and by using your voice. You could also write to companies who are kind to animals and let them know that they are awesome. Alternatively, you could write to companies who need to be reminded to be kind to animals and let them know you choose kind products over theirs.
  • Newspapers: you can write a short letter to the editor on an issue you feel strongly about or in response to an article they publish on animals. Remember, there is usually a 150 word limit so keep it short!
  • Politicians or even the Prime Minister: these are the people who make decisions about how our country is run. You can write to them about a practice you think should be made illegal or in support of their views on animal rights. Also, sending letters to parliament from within New Zealand is free!
Sending letters to Parliament

 

Don’t know where to start?

You could write to Parliament about banning farrowing crates.

Farrowing Crates Call to Action PDF

What you'll need

A pen and paper or a computer
Your ideas on how we can make the world a better place for animals

Instructions

  • All you need to do is write. The hardest part is starting. Let your ideas flow – you can always tidy it up once you have finished.
  • Once you have finished, check your work for any mistakes you may have made. You could even ask a friend or family member to check your work.
  • Now all you need to do is put your letter in an envelope and post it.

 

Top tips

  • Be sure to give your full name, address and age.
  • Explain why you are writing the letter. Provide details about the animal issue you are concerned with.
  • Describe what kind of action for animals you would like to see happen as a result of this letter.