Top Picks for a Cruelty-Free Date!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 12:15pm

Love is in the air—and it's time to plan that special date! Here are our top picks for cruelty-free outings that are sure to get those sparks flying.

Skip the circus and head to a movie! Unlike animals under the Big Top, movie actors aren't forced to do anything cruel or unnatural. Besides, there’s nothing more romantic than holding hands and stealing a few kisses under the Big Screen. (Word of warning: skip the popcorn; kernels get caught in your teeth.)

Forgo the horse-drawn carriage and opt for a bike ride. Instead of making an overworked horse carry you through congested streets, take a cruise on a bicycle built for two. After all, what could be more fun than a relaxing tandem bike ride? Pack a picnic lunch and go for pedaling adventure.

Instead of window shopping for puppies, volunteer at your local shelter. Many couples find picking out a new puppy together romantic. But before you take your date window shopping, remember that virtually all puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. Why not head to a shelter instead? You’re sure to get warm fuzzies spending the day volunteering with your date—and you might not leave empty-handed.

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