After having it for 11 years, I finally sold my Saturn a few months ago -- and with it, my two animal-advocacy bumper stickers.
My new car has felt naked without a message on its back end. So today I've added one.
I had searched the Internet for one to purchase but didn't find any I liked enough. One of my previous stickers was from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It gave a phone number for a free vegetarian starter kit. The other was one I designed myself on Zazzle.com, and it urged people to adopt from shelters and rescues instead of supporting puppy mills.
This time I again turned to Zazzle and designed my own. It's pictured above.
Most of you probably no the value of bumper stickers in advocating for animals and likely have a few yourself. But those of you who don't should consider it. It's an easy way to spread your message. Once you purchase one and stick it on your car, you don't have to do anything else. Think of all the time you spend in your car and how many people will see the back of it. I even park my car in my driveway now -- the garage has stuff in it -- so it sits as a 24/7 message.
When I had my Saturn, I once noticed a passenger in the car behind me taking a picture of one of my stickers. And three girls stopped to look at my bumper stickers as they passed my house one day.
Most of the bumper stickers I see on my way to work are pro-hunting and anti-abortion. It's time we animal lovers made our numbers known on the streets.
(Image courtesy of Zazzle.com. Sorry for all the white space.)