Saturday, 29 September 2007

World Animal Week & getting the UN to address the welfare of animals

Apparently World Animal Week is coming up, Oct 4 to 11. What are you going to do for animals? Me, I'm not going to eat them, but that's kind of like a celibate giving up sex for lent... gotta step up to the plate.

On a related note (the relation being the need to raise awareness about animal welfare issues), WSPA is supporting a petition urging the UN to adopt a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). As WSPA explains it, this declaration would serve as "an agreement among people and between nations that animals can feel pain and can suffer, therefore we need to respect their wefare needs and end animals cruelty — for good."

Wanna know more? Check out WSPA's Really Wild Events page.

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