Although animal charities receive less money than charities that help humans, animal causes are clearly important to many people. So if you want to help animals, what should you do? As the Charities Aid Foundation survey shows, most people find it difficult to know which charities to give to when there are so many charities out there, and they also want to know that their money is actually helping. This is where effective giving comes in. When we give effectively, we give to those charities that we have the best evidence are making the biggest difference in a given cause area.Something I always point out!
If we want to donate to charities that make the biggest difference to animals, it’s important for us to realise that......the RSPCA and WWF are going to hose our money on PR flim-flam & lavish HQs?
...animal suffering and death don’t just affect domestic animals such as dogs and cats.Ah. Good point. Must think of the hamsters, snakes, rabbits and...
In fact, Animal Charity Evaluators – an organisation that researches the effectiveness of different animal charities – points out that for every individual dog or cat euthanised in shelters in the US, about 360 farm animals were killed. In the UK alone, about 90 million chickens are slaughtered every month.Errrr.... Well, yes. That's what they are bred for!
*With apologies to S Weasel, for whom they are most definitely the latter!