As a wildlife biologist, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is:
“What can I do to help animals?”
Well this episode is all about that exact topic. And guess what? It’s probably not what you think it is.
Want a clue? It happens every year, but we mostly pay attention to it every four years here in the US. It’s also super easy to do, although there are real barriers for many Americans (which I go over how to help overcome).
Most people don’t realize it, but wildlife is always on the ballot.
It’s 2020, an election year for us in the USA. And not just any election year, a very, very important one – certainly the most important one in my lifetime.
In this episode, I talk about:
- The connection between voting and wildlife
- Why local offices matter
- The best way to vote in this year’s election
- How increasing voter turnout affects wildlife
- How you can help others vote while keeping yourself safe
- Ways you can amplify your voice, get out the vote, and what it’s like to participate
Resources and Sources Mentioned in Want to Help Animals?
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.