Everyone believes in magic this time of the year. There’s a slight nip in the air, and a glowing cheer in people that just makes you feel like anything is possible. And why shouldn’t it be! That is why this year, we’ve decided to make up our very own wish list for the big-guy up North … yes, Santa … and ask him to make our Green Monster wishes come true. If anyone can, it’s Santa, right?

We’ve been really good this year and tried our best to be as kind as possible to the other living creatures around us (even those frustrating politicians who keep telling us climate change isn’t real). Plus, we’ve worked really hard to inform others to help them be more compassionate too! So, we’re crossing our fingers that this has helped bump us up on the “nice” list. Because really, of all the eco-friendly toys and vegan cookies we’ve been pining after, there are a few more requests we have … on behalf of our BFFs, the world’s animals. We promise to save you some Santa Claus Strawberries, if that helps sway ya, but Mr. Claus, here is our wish for the world’s animals this year!

1. No More Tanks for Marine Animals

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearJason/Flickr

2. Make All the Factory Farms Disappear

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearNicholas Erwin/Flickr

3. Replace Puppy-Mills With Puppy Playgrounds

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearBronnie/Flickr

4. No More Animal Circuses

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearLinda Tanner/Flickr

5. Protect the Elephants (and Rhinos and Tigers too) From Poachers

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearBehn Lieu Song/Flickr

6. Say Toodaloo to Zoos

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearTamabko the Jaguar/Flickr

7. Let Sharks Keep Their Fins

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearWilly Volk/Flickr

8. Protect the Predators From Cattle Ranchers 

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearGolo/Flickr

9. Give the Polar Bears Back Their Ice

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearMartha de Jong-Lantick/Flickr

10. Give Every Animal Waiting in Shelters a Happy, Loving Home

Dear Santa, Here's Our Wish List for Animals This YearVancouver Film School/Flickr

 

Lead Image source: Green Kozi/Flickr