Personal engagement in a small scale in environmental and animal rights issues could sometimes be very succesful.
I read in my local paper in Sweden, that my Community was going to cull a larger number of Barnacle Geese in my Community , because they defacated too much! :((((
I called personally the hunter and local politicians and protested and at the same time launched an online protest, together with Stacey, http://our-compass.org/.All this had a positive impact on the opinion and now the politicians have decided to cancel all future culling of the geese! :))))
All this can be read in today’s local paper.