An English Bulldog puppy was strangled to death while being groomed at Petsmart; Barkworks is accused of hiding the fact that their puppies were obtained from abusive puppy mills; Costco pharmacy gave an Australian Shepherd a lethal dose of cancer drugs. These are but a few of the cases that EARN’s attorneys are working on. What’s EARN? A group that’s changing the lives of animals nationwide.
When people think of animal rights groups, they generally picture vegans rescuing animals and protesting animal cruelty. EARN, however, is an up and coming group with a slightly different approach. The group was started in November of 2012 by CEO and founder, Jill Ryther and is based out of Canoga Park, California. Though the members do rescue and foster animals, along with protesting deplorable conditions, their main goal is closer to the root problem. The deficiencies of our legal system prevent animals from being adequately protected in this country. Animals are classified as insignificant, lifeless pieces of property. So basically, if somebody harmed your pet, it would be treated in the same way as if they damaged your bicycle. I know… how is this possible, right? Animals are living, breathing, loving creatures just like human beings. Well, this is exactly what EARN is changing, by speaking for those who have no voice.
Through the combination of using the legal system and educating the community about the current animal protection laws, they hope to end the exploitation of animals. Their attorneys focus on cases that will have an overall effect on the legal treatment of animals in America. EARN has already filed several lawsuits that are paving the way for their goal. They are also at animal rights events all the time educating the public about what they can do to make a change. In fact, they will be hosting a demonstration at National Animal Rights Day on the Santa Monica Pier June 9th. To learn more about NARD, click here.
What are some simple things that YOU can you do to make a change? Some of their simple tips are to go vegan, stop supporting animals in entertainment, buy cruelty-free products, don’t wear fur or leather, adopt instead of buying pets, speak on behalf of animals, and volunteer some of your time or money to help the cause. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, EARN is always in need of donations and volunteers for legal assistance, outreach, fostering and caring for animals, event planning among many other tasks. To find out more, visit their website , or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, or call 310-403-6694. You can follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook.
So who needs to be the voice of those animals who cannot speak for themselves?