If you love bigfoots like I love bigfoots, you are always looking for things to do that might help them in some small way. Even at this point in time, before discovery, there are many things we can do to help our hairy cousins in the woods. Some are political, some are monetary, but most are simpler than that.
Before I get specific… In general, as a bigfooter, anything you do should be done in a professional manner. That involves being a positive force, whether that is in person or online. Being negative, whether it’s trolling online, talking crap about other people, making statements that bully others, or any number of other things one can do that lack maturity makes us all look bad. Remember, the vast majority of people who are interested in bigfoot are not part of the bigfoot community, and when they peek in on us and see bitter infighting and childish name-calling, it would probably turn them away from not only the community, but the subject itself. Behave yourself, no matter what else you do. If you have trouble being kind and positive, then the most important thing you can do for bigfoots is to remain silent.
But I digress…
I was asked to compile a list of specific things one can do to help sasquatches. Below is a list of five simple things that one can do that would have a direct impact on bigfoots, even before their discovery. They are simple things, with little or no monetary or personal impact. In some ways, they are literally the least we can do without doing nothing at all.
- Vote with bigfoot on your mind. As we approach each new and crazy election season, keep in mind that those folks we’re putting in office can occasionally have an effect on sasquatches. This is true whether we are talking about an election on the federal, state, or local level. When it’s my turn to cast a ballot, I always take into consideration a candidate’s environmental record. Which candidate is on record saying that he/she will cut back on environmental pollutants? Which candidate is a proponent of preserving wild lands? Which candidate will help bigfoots the most? Vote your conscience. Vote for bigfoot.
- Pick up litter. This is especially true when you’re in the forest. I suspect that sasquatches don’t appreciate humans coming into their forest homes and leaving trash around. After all, if the tables were turned and bigfoots were leaving deer carcasses and such (their trash) in our living rooms, we’d be pretty ticked off. Besides, as my friend Thom Powell suggests, maybe a bigfoot will see you picking up litter in the forest and slowly learn to trust you because of it. Anything’s possible!
- Choose a worthy environmental cause and donate to it. You can donate either time or money, and you don’t have to donate very much of either to make a difference. I have a small number of charities and organizations that I donate to, and the worst thing that comes of it is an occasional email from the group asking for a bit more. There are many worthy causes that can use your help, and I’m certain that there’s one out there that would resonate with you and your beliefs. Remember, such donations are usually tax deductible.
- Learn about bigfoots. For most folks, that means reading a variety of books on the subject, as well as about other related subjects like tracking, ecology, geology and more. The more we know about bigfoots and their habitat, the more real they get. By knowing as much as possible about bigfoots, you’ll be able to speak about them with more authority.
- Talk about bigfoot with others. If you do this in a respectful and toned-down sort of way, you can do a lot of good for sasquatches. Most regular people have no idea that bigfoots are real creatures or how they fit into the landscape. They think bigfoots are a myth or folktale. When people start to understand the breadth of data available that supports the hypothesis that bigfoots are real animals, they might start opening their minds to the subject a bit. Be careful to not try to convince anybody of anything. You don’t want to seem like your trying to gain converts or something. It could end up in an argument or worse. Just inform the masses.
These are simple actions that anyone can perform to help sasquatches. We are their advocates, and we should act accordingly. Be sure to act in their best interests with a positive attitude. Remember, what you do in public or online reflects all bigfooters.
They have no voice. Be their voice.