Petitions. Fundraising. Networking using social media. Sometimes all it takes is one click of a mouse to advocate for animals. Cayr Ariel Wulff’s latest book, How to Change the World in 30 Seconds: A Web Warrior's Guide to Animal Advocacy Online shows both the novice and experienced rescuer how to do just that.
Without taking away the importance of hands-on advocacy (such as pulling or transporting a death-row dog), Wulff's guide reflects on how valuable a tool the Internet has become in saving the lives of animals.
An animal advocate who has been involved in pet rescue for over twenty-five years, Wulff notes that:
You can save lives without ever leaving your house or chair.
And what could be simpler? You don’t need to be an experienced rescuer. You don’t even need a lot of time. According to this guide, to help animals, all a Web Warrior needs is a computer and the Internet.
Wulff’s book is a trove of information. She has done the research so the Web Warrior doesn’t have to. The book, which offers practical advice, is a must for animal lovers and advocates alike.
Most chapters offer stories of animals saved (like Bella, the Cocker Spaniel kept chained to a doghouse for almost a year), tips (such as why it’s a good idea to research the group asking for chip-ins before donating) and insight into your action and “how it changes the world.”
Chapter 7, Taking it to the Streets, also delves into how to become more involved: by getting out of the house and volunteering, educating, rescuing, fostering and transporting shelter animals.
What is better than a book that has concise information, links, sample flyers, letters and ideas all in one place? A book with all that information that is free, of course.
The book How to Change the World in 30 Seconds: A Web Warrior's Guide to Animal Advocacy Online will be free in the Kindle Store on Feb. 14 -15, 2013.
Click here for more information, or to purchase this book. Barking Planet Productions is the publisher.
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