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SOS Animal Portugal is a nonprofit whose mission is to protect and defend all animals and their habitat, through the sharing of information that encourages compassion and respect and understanding of human beings towards all species. They received a grant for “‘SOS Planeta’ TV & Social Media episodes,” an educational program in which each episode approaches a different environmental issue and its impact on the inhabitants we share Earth with (e.g., mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects). Each program will end by providing viewers with practical information on how they can help mitigate the problem and contribute towards our goal of a sustainable world where all species can thrive. SOS Animal Portugal write,
Our project intends to make up for the lack of environmental and animal rights education that is broadcast on national TV and shared on social media in Portuguese and related to environmental and animal rights issues affecting Portugal specifically. The climate disaster is a popular topic that is discussed on the national news; however, viewers are often left feeling helpless as there are no suggestions given on how humans can effectively make a positive difference (e.g., following a plant-based lifestyle). SOS Animal is an organization that promotes veganism and animal rights and will not shy away from exposing the interconnectedness of environmental degradation and the way we currently treat non-human animals. Publicizing this information will make for a more enlightened Portuguese public that will think twice about their consumer habits.