Making News for Animals

Posted by Jennifer Molidor ALDF's Staff Writer on February 24, 2015

Today’s daily action for National Justice for Animals Week is to make news for animals!


Write a Letter to the Editor

Don’t just read the news—make it! If you don’t think the issue of animal abuse is getting enough coverage in your local paper, 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 take action for animals.

Let your own community members know how they can join the campaign to fight animal abuse with a clear, concise letter. “Letters to the Editor” are one of the most widely read sections of the newspaper and can reach a large audience. These letters allow community members to comment on the way animal issues are being addressed in the media and influence the topics covered by the local paper. Elected officials often monitor this section of the newspaper and take notice of public opinions.

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! Email the link to the online newspaper to, or mail a hard copy to us at:

Animal Legal Defense Fund
525 East Cotati Ave
Cotati, CA 94931

Include your name, mailing address, and copy of your published letter. Letters must be received by March 31, 2015 and must relate to the theme of National Justice for Animals Week to be eligible to win.

We’ve made it easy for you to contact your local newspaper with your views, but editors want to hear from you in your own words. Take action and write a letter to the editor now!

5 thoughts on “Making News for Animals

  1. Dawn Friello says:

    More needs to be done this animal abuse is way out of hand, it’s beyond sickkkkk, these laws must change, a felony jail time and fine I can’t stand it I hateeee all animal ABUSERS, these animals have no say or choice, people do, we are here animals only voice.!!!!!!!

  2. Klara Larsen says:

    I am Danish, and I have always been proud of my home country, but the killing of a baby Giraffe, was more than I could take. When people take wild animals out of their natural environment and put them in ZOOS or tiny sideshows, they must be taken well care of. I would like all these places closed down and all animals moved to large park to roam free. When you produce animals, it is your job to find them a home, if you no longer can have them, even it takes a some time. It is called civilized.

    1. Burak says:

      Dear Klara, we sadly watched the video of murder of this baby giraffe. And I read an article about the rape houses in Denmark. What’s the situation for now? Is it still legal? Can you please inform me?

  3. marjo van os says:

    I hate animal abuse it is so wrong.Please do your very best to stop this.Humans have no right to abuse and killing animals.This has to stop right now.

  4. Joann Post says:

    Feeling helpless about being able to do anything for the animals at an attraction called Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land. Animals in tiny, overcrowded enclosures, a bear in the same situation as Ricky, lions living in ridiculously small areas. I contacted PETA who sent out animal control with no results since the ac is friends with Caara Holmstrom, the owner. The sheriff’s dept. told me they are, too. The newspaper (Pioneer) never responded to me. I never heard back from the USDA. I offered to buy the black bear to send to The Wildlife Sanctuary but Ms. Holmstrom would not respond to me. Its all been so sad and frustrating. Can’t anyone help these poor creatures?????

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