We hope you ring in 2010 safely and surrounded by those you love. May you embrace every day of 2010, and squeeze every minute of happiness out of each moment you have with your companion animals.
Do you make any New Year’s resolutions for the way you care for your pet? Maybe you’ll vow to keep to a schedule for their nail trimming, ear and teeth cleaning, and fur brushing.
Perhaps you will vow to play with them more. You both receive numerous physical and psychological benefits when you take the time to mentally stimulate your pet with play and affection.
Are you making a resolution to lose weight? Look at your pet. Could he go on a diet too? Resolving to get the two of you moving more is a great goal for the new year.
You might just find that when you include your pet in your New Year’s resolutions that the new goals you’ve set become easier to keep and complete. What resolutions do you have for your pets?
From all of us at 24Paws – Happy New Year!
A simple guide to celebrating and living in the New Year:
Today is International Animal Rights Day. Today we’d like to tip our hats to our European neighbors and applaud the efforts they are making to help improve the lives of animals.
International Animal Rights Day – “The annual International Animal Rights Day (IARD) – 10th December – aims to remember the animal victims of human tyranny and call for the recognition of our Universal Declaration of Animal Rights (UDAR).” See Uncaged Campaigns for more info.
Make Animal Testing History – Virtual March – “The European law that regulates animal experiments, Directive 86/609/EEC, is being updated. Revision of the law offers a vital chance for real and lasting change for animals who currently receive inadequate protection. Most importantly, a targeted strategy to replace animal experiments with more advanced non-animal methods must be the ultimate goal.” – Join the march and catch a glimpse of a virtual Ricky Gervais
Pedigree Dogs Exposed from BBC America- “Two years in the making, Pedigree Dogs Exposed lifts the lid on the true extent of health and welfare problems in pedigree dogs.”
Animal Protection Agency – “the UK organization committed to ceasing the trade in wildlife for pets.”
“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
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