Join together for the Animal Welfare Bill | Sunday Observer

Join together for the Animal Welfare Bill

26, February from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. At Viharamaha Devi Park

The best joys in life often come with paws, constantly wagging tails, soft purrs, sometimes trunks, feathers, beaks or antlers. From bees to birds to elephants to whales, these magnificent creations of nature help maintain balance on earth asking nothing in return but to let them exist!

But lately in our paradise island where people are known to be most compassionate, there have been horrifying incidents of torturing, killing, poaching and mistreating animals. Year 2019 marked the year of most elephant deaths, 360 majestic creatures who are endemic to Sri Lanka were killed due to human activities while another large number of them were domesticated and abused. We saw people burning dogs and cats, poisoning animals, robbing them of their natural habitats, their body parts being sold in the black market.

Often these cases are not investigated and even when they do, prosecutors pay a small fine and continue their horrible acts.

Let’s be a voice for the voiceless and speak up for their right to live in Sri Lanka just like us humans do! Join us on February 26 from 4 p.m. onwards at Viharamaha Devi Park in front of Nelum Pokuna to urge the authorities to pass The Animal Welfare Bill for Sri Lanka. Animals in Sri Lanka are Sri Lankans too!