A fortnight devoted to public awareness on animal welfare begins on Wednesday

January 13th, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan.13 (ANI): Animal welfare organizations will hold an Animal Welfare Fortnight from Wednesday (Jan.14) across the country.
The 18-day programme will aim at spreading public awareness about the need to give humane treatment to animals and also for prevention of unnecessary pain and suffering to them.
It is also hoped to generate a feeling of love and compassion for animals.
Animal Welfare Board of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests has organized a rally on this occasion in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Co-opted members, animal welfare officers, animal activists, NGOs and others will participate in this rally.
Acharya Omswaroop of the Animal Welfare Board of India will lead the rally in four states to cover 18-day awareness programmes.
It will distribute literature, publications on animal welfare and animal laws among the general public. Posters and banners with message of love and compassion also will be displayed.
Besides, free treatment will be provided to sick and injured animals enroute and in Goushalas (cowsheds) and animal shelter houses during this period.

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