Volunteer and Help us help Canadian farm animals!
CETFA heavily relies on volunteers to reach others about the plight of Canadian farm animals. Below are severalways in which you can help make a difference for animals in your community. Please let us know how your eventswent and send us photos if 3possible!
1. Host a free screening of Global National’s documentary “REVEALED: No Country for Animals”featuring the work of CETFA and the plight of farm animals in Canada. You will need to find and book a venue (university, church, local business, community center, etc.), date andtime for the screening. Make sure that the venue has a screen and can accommodate audio-visual material(video projector and DVD player). Book the audio-visual material well ahead of time. Once this is done,advertise your event as widely as you can through: emails, social networking groups (Facebook, Twitter,etc.), listservs, chatrooms, meetups, blogs, newsletters, oral announcements at community classes, posters,handbills, etc. Print the CETFA “Food Facts factsheets” for people to take at the end of the screening. ps:“REVEALED: No Country for Animals” can be shown in public venues as long as the screening is free.Contact us with your date, time and venue information, and we will send you the documentary DVD.
2. Set up an information table for CETFA at local public venues and events: Search for upcoming local events (festivals, concerts, fairs, conferences, etc.) or venues allowing groupsand individuals to set up information tables (local mall, bookstore, coffee store, high schools, collegecampuses, etc.). Contact the events’ organizer or venue manager and enquire about permit and regulations.Print the CETFA “Food Facts factsheets” and a copy of the latest CETFA newsletter to offer as resources forpeople to take. Have a sign-up sheet to collect the name and email of people wishing to receive the CETFAnewsletter. You can also print some pictures from our Flickr page to have on display. Additionally, if youhave access to a computer and the internet, you could play videos from the CETFA YouTube channel andget people to sign online petitions related to our campaigns. Candies in a bowl might be a nice addition todraw people to your table!
3. Set up a display at your local library: Public libraries usually have display cases that members can use to educate others about issues thatconcern them. Contact your local library and ask them if they provide such a opportunity, and book thedisplay case with them if possible. You can make an easy, informative display to educate others about farmanimals by doing a collage or poster using pictures printed from the CETFA Flickr website and the CETFA“Food Facts factsheets”. Join appropriate books from the library! Do not forget to document your display andto send us pictures.
4. Help us air our PSAs (Public Service Announcements): Radio stations often play free of charge PSAs from various non-profit organizations. Contact your local radiostation(s) and ask them to play one of our PSAs. Currently, CETFA has three available PSAs: PSA on toothbreaking (http://www.cetfa.com/images/stories/Tooth_breaking_PSA_21.mp3) and PSA on Barn Fire epidemics(http://www.cetfa.com/images/stories/Barn_fire_PSA_2.mp3).
Please provide the radiostation with format (mp3) and duration of the PSA you selected. If you receive a positive response from theradio station, please email us with the radio station’s contact person name, the postal or email address thePSA should be sent to, and the deadline to submit the ad.
5. Start, and promote, an online petition pertinent to an issue CETFA is working on:This is a great way to show public support for increase animal welfare, and can easily be done using one ofthe many free online petitions sites.
6. Start a local animal protection group:Use the power of a team to help spread awareness about issues concerning Canadian farm animals, puttinginto action any (or all) of the ideas listed on this page.
Other Ways to Help Farm Animals
• Use your social networking sites as animal advocacy tools. Post photos and videos from the CETFA Flickrpage and YouTube channel, as well as action alerts we send. Encourage your friends to do likewise. Includethe CETFA website address in your e-mail signature.
• Write letters to the editor and comment on online media articles.
• Volunteer at your local farm sanctuary. Photos from the Canadian sanctuaries we’ve visited and broughtrescues to are here.
• Help develop our Humane Education Program by connecting us with animal-friendly teachers.