Don’t Just Read the News — Make It!

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on February 21, 2012

Today’s daily action for National Justice for Animals Week is: don’t just read the news – make it!

to the editor are short by design, and one of the most widely read
sections of the newspaper. If you don’t think the issue of animal abuse
is getting sufficient coverage in your local rag, or if you want to
applaud a particular reporter for going in-depth to cover a case of
animal cruelty, a letter to the editor is a great way to do it. If your
letter gets published, you’ll win an ALDF prize pack!

For today’s National Justice for Animals Week
action item, let your own community members know how they can join the
campaign to fight animal abuse and honor animal victims with a clear,
concise, letter to the editor. The ALDF website
makes it easy to locate contact information for your local papers’
editorial pages and to write your own personalized, effective letter to
the editor based on our ready-to-go talking points in just a few clicks.
Get your name out there for animals–visit the letter to the editor action center and take action now!

if your letter is published, share it with us, and we’ll send you an
ALDF prize pack, including a reusable ALDF tote bag, bumper sticker, and
other ALDF goodies!

  1. Go to the letter to the editor action center on
    and locate your local newspapers in a couple of clicks. Check off the
    papers where you’d like to send your letter to the editor.

  2. Fill in your email’s subject line, and, beginning with “To the
    Editor:” draft your own personalized letter to the editor, filling in
    the talking points provided by ALDF as you see fit.

  3. Provide your contact information in the form beneath your letter
    text–the editorial page will need this information in order to run your
    letter. Just click to send your message, and you’re on your way to
    strengthening the fight against animal abuse in your own community.

  4. If your letter is published, email the link to the online newspaper to,
    or mail a hard copy of the paper to us at ALDF, 170 East Cotati Ave,
    Cotati, CA 94931, Attn: Megan Backus. Be sure to include your name and
    mailing address along with the copy of your published letter to the
    editor. We’ll send you an ALDF prize pack in return! Note: letters must
    be received by March 31, 2012 and must relate to the themes of National
    Justice for Animals Week to be eligible for the prize pack.

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