Animals are not ours to use for entertainment, so never patronize any establishment or support any company that uses animals. The following are some animal-free alternatives:
- Instead of going to circuses that use animal acts, go to shows like Cirque du Soleil when they come to town.
- Instead of going to zoos and marine parks or aquariums, go online or invest in books or videos that show animals in their natural habitat.
- Ride a bicycle, drive a car, or walk instead of going on a pony ride or a horse-drawn carriage ride.
- Instead of cockfights, dogfights, horse fights, rodeos, horse races, greyhound races, and other "sports" that involve animals, only support activities that involve willing human participants.
- Watch movies that use animatronic animals or computer-generated images instead of real animals.
- If a company uses animals in an advertising campaign, don't buy or use the company's products.
Help educate others by talking openly about how these forms of "entertainment" harm the animals involved or by handing out leaflets and other literature with information about the cruelty involved. Write to company executives and government officials and urge them to stop sponsoring or to ban such forms of entertainment.