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Five Steps for Families to Celebrate a Humane Easter


Families across the country are bouncing and hopping with joy at warmer weather and a gradual return to normalcy. American Humane, the country's first national humane organization, encourages every family to keep animals in mind and celebrate the Easter holiday humanely.


"At holidays like Easter, it is especially important for families to recognize the ways their decisions impact animals, and to make conscientious, intentional choices to build a more humane world," said Robin R. Ganzert, president & CEO of American Humane.


By following these five steps, animal lovers can help do their part in building a more humane world during the Easter holiday.



반려동물과 부활절을 지내면서 주의할 점


Never Give Animals as Presents


Every year, animal shelters across the country see a spike in need for unwanted rabbits during the weeks and months following Easter. Live animals should never be given as unexpected presents. Most families are unprepared for the reality of pet ownership and small animals like bunnies, even though they are adorable, still require a lot of work to properly care for. Each family should be prepared to house, feed, provide veterinary care for and love a rabbit for at least 10 years before bringing one into their home.


매년 전국의 동물보호소에서 부활절 이후 몇 주와 몇 달 동안 원치 않는 토끼에 대한 수요가 급증한다. 살아있는 동물을 예상치 못한 선물로 주어서는 안된다. 대부분의 가족은 반려동물 소유의 현실에 대한 준비가 되어있지 않으며 토끼와 같은 작은 동물은 사랑 스럽지만 제대로 돌보기 위해 많은 노력이 필요하다.




Keep Candy Away from Dogs and Cats


Many parents find it hard to avoid sneaking into their child's Easter basket before the holiday, but pets are tempted by holiday treats, too. Candy and chocolate can affect a pets' nervous system if ingested, and xylitol, an ingredient found in sugar-free candies and gum, can be toxic to dogs and cats. The colorful plastic grass and eggs found in Easter baskets can also prove dangerous: pets love to nibble on them and, if ingested, these decorations can lead to a blockage of their tiny digestive tracts. To keep pets safe, keep Easter baskets and candy on high shelves, away from the reach of a curious dog or cat.


사탕과 초콜릿은 섭취하면 반려동물의 신경계에 영향을 미칠 수 있으며 무설탕 사탕과 껌에서 발견되는 성분인 자일리톨은 개와 고양이에게 독성이 있을 수 있다. 부활절 바구니에서 발견되는 다채로운 플라스틱 풀과 달걀도 위험할 수 있다. 반려동물은 먹이를 먹는 것을 좋아하며, 이러한 장식을 섭취하면 작은 소화관이 막힐 수 있다. 반려동물을 안전하게 지키려면 호기심 많은 개나 고양이의 손이 닿지 않는 높은 선반에 부활절 바구니와 사탕을 보관하라.




Do Not Indulge the Dog


As it becomes safer to spend time with loved ones, holiday meals are an incredible thing to share with friends and families. As you sit down for your feast, make sure your pet is not given table scraps of pork roast, ham, or other fatty cuts of meat. Dogs and cats can develop digestive issues or pancreatitis if they consume excessively fatty foods, and the twine that is often used to hold these cuts of meat together can block their digestive tracts.


개와 고양이는 과도하게 지방이 많은 음식을 섭취하면 소화 문제 또는 췌장염이 발생할 수 있으며, 이러한 고기를 함께 묶는 데 자주 사용되는 재료는 소화관을 막을 수 있다.




Dye Eggcelently


Eggs are an ever-present part of Easter celebrations, whether as part of an egg hunt or egg dying. When perusing the aisles of the grocery store, you can take an active role in the promotion of farm animal welfare by seeking out and purchasing eggs from farmers who treat their birds with care. Humanely raised hens are not raised in cages and are provided adequate space to move, food, water, light, health and allowed to engage in natural behaviors, such as dust bathing.


식료품 점의 통로를 둘러볼 때 새를 소중히 여기는 농부들에게서 알을 찾아 구입하여 농장동물 복지 증진에 적극적으로 참여할 수 있다. 인도적으로 자란 암탉은 새장에서 키우지 않으며 이동, 음식, 물, 빛, 건강을 위한 충분한 공간이 제공되며 먼지 목욕과 같은 자연스러운 행동에 참여할 수 있다.




Set a Humane Table


More people than ever before are concerned about the welfare of animals on farms and ranches. Home cooks can choose to set a humane table for their holiday feasts by seeking out products from farmers that go above and beyond industry standards to do right by the animals in their care. Seek out protein products that carry the American Humane Certified seal. Set an example for your children this Easter by choosing foods that come from humane farms.


그 어느 때보다 많은 사람들이 농장과 목장에서 동물의 복지에 대해 우려하고 있다. American Humane Certified  씰이 있는 단백질 제품을 찾고, 인도적인 농장에서 가져온 음식을 선택하여 이번 부활절에 자녀에게 모범을 보이십시오.




About American Humane


American Humane is the country's first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people.



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