How to help animals after Veganuary

Was taking part in Veganuary just the tip of the iceberg for you? We hear from many participants who were so inspired by their month of trying vegan that they want to make a permanent lifestyle change. And that could mean more than just eating vegan. Here’s how to help animals after Veganuary.

Get active for animals

Picture of a cow with the text get active for animals. Volunteering is one of our tips on how to help animals after Veganuary.
Image Credit: The Humane League

Here are many animal protection groups that need volunteers, such as The Humane League. You can take on a focused role like Regional Rep or simply take part in quick online actions by joining their Fast Action Network.

Clothing

A flock of sheep
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Leather, wool and down-feather all come from animals, and the production of these materials causes animal suffering.

Many people think leather is just a by-product of the meat industry, but it’s a profitable industry in itself. Watch this video to learn more. And did you know that sheep are frequently mutilated as they are speedily sheared for wool? You don’t need to throw out your old woolly jumpers and leather boots. Just wait for them to wear out, and then make a vegan choice when you replace them.

Toiletries and cosmetics

Unidentified person holding a tub of Lush Dream Cream hand and body lotion
Image Credit: Lush

Lots of toiletries and make-up contain non-vegan ingredients, or they may have been tested on animals. But there are plenty of alternatives available. LUSH is a great place to start. All their vegan products are clearly labelled, and none are tested on animals. Also, look for Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny mark so you know products have not been tested on animals.

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Veganuary is the world's largest vegan movement, inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year.