Don’t Just Read the News — Make It!

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on February 25, 2009

Letters 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.

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 aldf.org letter to the editor action center and take action now!

  1. Go to the letter to the editor action center on aldf.org
    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.