World Animal Day - for me 365 days a year
A lot of people are talking about how to make more profit at DT, how to generate more sales, how to make a living out of stock photography, etc. Just like in the daily world.
But there is more to life than just money...........
Today is World Animal Day. Most people will celebrate this day by buying treats or presents for their pet animals. And give more attention to their pet on this specific day. A strange ritual.....cause why not give a pet 365 days a year what he deserves?
Already for many many years that is exactly what I do. I don't have pets anymore but do help out at a local rabbit rescue shelter.
We try to re-home abandoned domestic rabbits, to give them a caring and loving home for the rest of their lifes. We try to educate the people about how to keep rabbits. We even go to elderly homes to brighten up their day with all kinds of animals (guinea pigs, pony, goat, rabbits, etc.).
Our shelter also rescues wild animals (like deer, hedgehogs, foxes), with the aim to put them back in the wild again.
No money to earn in this 'business' but it is SO rewarding. To see pictures of re-homed rabbits, enjoying their well-deserved life with a new companion. To re-home a 10-year old rabbit and to learn that he had 2 more fantastic years among his new family. To release an animal in the wild again, back to where it belongs. That feeling can't be expressed by money.
365 days a year it is World Animal Day for us
I would love to hear from other DT members doing volunteering work, in whatever area of our society: to get to know the human behind the photographer's face.
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