If you really care about animals, the best way you can help is to stop eating them!
The green pastures and idyllic barnyard scenes of years past are now distant memories. On today's factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds, wire cages, gestation crates, and other confinement systems. These animals will never raise their families, root in the soil, build nests, or do anything that is natural to them. They won't even feel the sun on their backs or breathe fresh air until the day they are loaded onto trucks bound for slaughter. The average meat-eater consumes around 2,000 animals in their lifetime (excluding fish). Think of all the lives YOU will save simply by turning vegetarian or even better, by going vegan! As well as being more humane, veganism is healthy, environmentally friendly and a better way to use the world's precious resources. By going vegan you'll be doing so much good - for animals, your health, the planet and for other people, too.
Vegetarians International Voice for Animals (Viva!)
The Vegetarian Society
The Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation
The Vegan Society