Animal Welfare Fortnight begins today

January 14th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Animal welfare organizations will celebrate Animal Welfare Fortnight from today across the country.

This is being celebrated to create awareness among the masses about the humane treatment of animals and also for prevention of unnecessary pain and suffering to them.

It will also generate a feeling of love and compassion for the speechless animals.

Acharya Omswaroop, a member of Animal Welfare Board of India will lead the rally in four states to cover 18 days 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.

Free treatment will be provided to sick and injured animals enroute and in Goushalas and animal shelter houses during this period.

Animal Welfare Board of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests has organised 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. (ANI)

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