Sometimes when you live in a city, you can start to think that wildlife is out there somewhere, not a real part of your life, and that the only way you can participate in helping wild animals is to donate to an organization that will do it for you. But, of course, wildlife is all around us, no matter where we live. And, if we really want to make progress, making change for animals is something we each have to do, not just pay others to do for us.
One small group of wildlife lovers in Toronto has found a way to help big time. FLAP, or Fatal Light Awareness Program, tries to encourage Toronto’s glass towers to keep their lights off at night to prevent birds, attracted by the lights, from crashing into windows. And, they do so much more. On early morning patrols, they search for and pick up the victims. And much of the time, they are able to find birds who, though stunned, can be rehabilitated. (I love these people.) And, as if that weren’t enough, they got a story written about their work in a major Canadian paper, mentioning veganism. Nice work, guys.