I read this wonderful quote recently from somebody called Charley Willey, who worked out the following:
"Make one person happy each day and in 40 years, you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time, at least."
That struck a chord with me, and of course as an animal lover, I came up with an alternate version:
"Make one animal happy each day and in 40 years, you will have made 14,600 aniamls happy for a little time, at least."
Of course, you can make your dog or cat happy every day and at the end of that time, that will just have been one animal over the length of time that you are blessed with them.
But then there are ways to reach out to help a vast number of animals.
Every act helps and every act has the power to improve the lives of animals and people world wide. And every act has the potential to help not just one animal but millions of them.
Actions for Animals
Wildlife and our last remaining wild places are being destroyed because of human action or inaction and because of our own short –term greed.
Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa