Making News for AnimalsPosted by Jennifer Molidor ALDF's Staff Writer on February 19, 2013
Today’s daily action for National Justice for Animals Week is to make news for animals!
Write a Letter to the Editor
|Sunny at his new adoptive home.|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail a hard copy to us at:
Animal Legal Defense Fund
c/o Megan Backus
170 East Cotati Ave
Cotati, CA 94931
Include your name, mailing address, and copy of your published letter. Letters must be received by March 31, 2013 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.
Visit ALDF’s Letter to the Editor Action Center for more information.