Pigs, hens and veal calves, for example, existing nearly on top of one another – or crated and unable to move, living in squalor. As of today, farm animals are exempt from animal cruelty laws.
How it Should Be
Pig farmer and Niman Ranch Pork Company founder, Paul Willis, shares his story of raising free-range, pasture raised pigs for Chipotle in the video.
Elephants, lions, tigers and bears – none of these beautiful creatures were intended for lives spent in cages, traveling and performing. Visit BreakTheChain to learn how to join the cause and end this cruel practice.
Animals that end up in zoos or other captive living situations CAN lead quality lives, if a thoughtful enrichment program is followed, nutritional needs are met and the animals are allowed to pursue their natural instincts.
Doing so helps ensure the safety of both the animals and the people who visit parks and zoos to see and learn about them. Read more about zoo enrichment.
I am passionate about preserving land and better ways (often more profitable) to develop land. Tryon Farm (in photo) is a neighborhood in Michigan City, Indiana that permanently protects 120 of the 170-acres as working farmland. It's one of my favorite places.
Neighborhoods like Tryon Farm, and The Fields of St. Croix in MN provide a better way for every beautiful place in America slated for development.
They are magnificent – and increasingly, endangered. Rhinos, elephants, tigers and other exotic wildlife face a daily risk of losing their lives to poachers. The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) works tirelessly to protect these beautiful creatures.
Learn more in the video (at left) featuring former Special Operations sniper and IAPF founder Damien Mander featured on 60 Minutes, and in Rhino Wars from National Geographic.
Stopping bear bile and factory farming, improving the lives of all animals in captivity and supporting anti-poaching efforts – these are all causes close to my heart.
Thank you for taking the time to support this important work through your purchase of Smile. It is my hope that by sharing my passion and respect for animals, you, too, will become an ambassador for all living creatures.
HELPING MORE DOGS AND CATS GET ADOPTED
Kirt Manecke and his book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service are feaured in Animal Sheltering Magazine by The Humane Society in the article "Going the Extra Smile: To save more animals, remember the little things". The article is about how delivering excellent customer service with a bit of sales assistance can help animal shelters get many more animals adopted into loving homes.
Click the image below to learn about the great work Animals Asia is doing to rescue animals.