Animal lovers appeal to govt to follow India’s example

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Police, but Human

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, MP of India, has issued a directive to all concerned to permit the feeding of street dogs, cows, and birds during this period of lockdown, curfew and turmoil. In her directive she states that if they are not fed, many will die, thus creating another kind of serious problem. “I have asked all animal welfare workers to feed the animals during this period and I will be doing the same,” she stated.

In the light of this humanitarian directive, Sri Lanka’s animal lovers and welfare organisations appeal to the government and relevant authorities to permit the feeding of street animals, irrespective of curfew and lockdown.

All persons concerned in such activities are responsible citizens who will take all precautions to ensure the safety and health of others as well as themselves.

It is their earnest plea that this request will be granted.