Make a Difference in Washington DC

“What is man without the beasts”?

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man. 

All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth”.

*** Chief Seattle, Suqwarnish & Duwamish” Reservation Animal Rescue

How to Save the Animals:

Don’t Buy Wild: Pledge not to buy items made with or from wild animal parts [especially seals, shark fins, ivory and rhino horn], not to purchase live wild animals and to avoid facilities that keep animals captive under inhumane conditions. Go to hsi.org/stopwildlifeabuse

 

You Can Help Protect Wildlife And Their Habitat in Your Home And Yard 

  • Seek humane solutions when a conflict arises with wildlife in your home or yard. 
  • Support migratory birds and other wildlife by replacing unused areas of lawn with native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses that provide food and cover. 
  • Maintain a birdbath with clean, fresh water to help your backyard birds and migrating birds needing a place to rest and stop. 
  • Install bat houses – bats eat bugs, happy bats, mean fewer bugs
  • Provide wildlife cover and shelter by creating a brush pile with cut or fallen branches.
  • Don’t allow hunting on your property.
  • Recycle yard waste, but when doing spring cleanup, leave behind twigs and leaves for nesting birds to use.
  • Keep cats indoors – for their own safety against cars, and predators; and for the sake of birds and other wildlife.
  • Reduce or even eliminate the need to use pesticides and fertilizers in your garden by choosing native plants and natural pest control methods.  From Humane Society International

 

Call or write your representatives

to let them know that caring for animals,
our wildlife and wildlands is essential to life and it’s balance.

Speak up –  here is how you can reach them:


U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Mailing Address: U.S. Senate
  Washington, DC 20510
   
  U.S. House of Representatives
  Washington, DC 20515
   
White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
Mailing Address: The White House
  1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
  Washington, DC 20500
   
Dept of the Interior Comment Line: 202-208-3100
Mailing Address Department of the Interior
  1849 C. Street, NW
  Washington, DC 20240