Ani­mal or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons to ral­ly on No­vem­ber 19

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

The Henk Abra­hams Stich­ting, the Stich­ting Die­ren­be­scher­ming Su­ri­na­me and the Gr­een He­ri­ta­ge Fund will or­ga­ni­ze a street ral­ly on No­vem­ber 19. The­se or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons aim at or­ga­ni­zing a pea­ce­ful ral­ly to ur­ge the au­tho­ri­ties to dis­cuss ani­mal well-being le­gis­la­ti­on. “Ani­mal well-being is a govern­ment task. Un­for­tu­na­te­ly, the Mi­ni­stry of Agri­cul­tu­re, Stock Bree­ding and Fis­heries (LVV) is on­ly bu­sy with ani­mals that are ea­ten,” said Cyn­thia Ashruf, chair­man of the Henk Abra­hams foun­da­ti­on. Ashruf ex­plai­ned that a gro­wing num­ber of pe­o­p­le are star­ting to re­a­li­ze that ani­mals are li­ving beings. But the­re is still ani­mal suf­fe­ring. Pets are put on short chains in good and bad wea­ther whi­le other pets are being for­ced by their ow­ners to look for food on the street. Ani­mals are al­so being dum­ped on the streets. “The­se are the si­tu­a­ti­ons that the or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons are being con­fron­ted with. Ma­ny ani­mals are being dum­ped but on­ly a few are being adop­ted. The ani­mal or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons deem it re­gret­ta­ble that ani­mal cru­el­ty remains un­pu­nis­hed des­pi­te the fact that cur­rent le­gis­la­ti­on is ade­qua­te. The au­tho­ri­ties such as the po­li­ce gi­ve litt­le to no sup­port due to the fact that le­gis­la­ti­on is not en­ti­re­ly in pla­ce. As of this year ani­mal cru­el­ty is pu­nis­ha­ble by law. The or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons ha­ve been trying for ye­ars to put an end to the de­plo­ra­ble si­tu­a­ti­ons that ani­mals of­ten find them­sel­ves in. “The de­mand for le­gis­la­ti­on is strong,” said Ashruf. The ani­mal or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons want ani­mal cru­el­ty to no lon­ger remain un­pu­nis­hed. They are ur­ging eve­ry­bo­dy to par­ti­ci­pa­te in the street ral­ly and to be the voi­ce of tho­se who do not ha­ve a voi­ce. Par­ti­ci­pants can as­sem­ble at the Pal­men­tuin whe­re the ral­ly will com­men­ce at 5 p.m. on No­vem­ber 19.

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