Date : 26th March 2017 ( Sunday)
Meeting point : Sunrise Gurney (in front of Wendy’s)
Walk from Kelawei Road and around to Gurney Drive
Time: 5.30 pm to meet at point and walking at 6 pm SHARP
WE HAVE BEGUN. Silent Awareness Walk in Penang.
The start of a campaign to Respect Animals in our country.
Calling all Penangnites to join us soon for the Silent Awareness Walk to reduce animal abandoning and abuse in Penang. This is not a protest – it is a Peaceful Reminder to everybody out there.
How long do we still want to stay silent? Enough is enough to all the abandonments and cruelties inflicted on strays. Strays are man-made! It’s time to raise the level of awarenese in Penang. It’s wrong to let your pets breed. It’s wrong to abandon them at the markets, streets and shelters. It’s time to stop the cruelties and abused. Do we still want to stay silent while coming across so many cases of abuse and abandonment everyday in our state?
The onus is own us, those who really care for the strays to change their fate. There is only so much the overcrowded and overburdened shelters, the overstretched feeders and overworked independent rescuers can do. The resources are finite but not the supply of unwanted animals. So let us lend our voices to all the abandoned animals. Cut the births of unwanted kittens and puppies. Speak up and help facilitate spaying and neutering. Talk to the neighbours, managements, friends, families, acquaintances and even strangers! Educate them on the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets and street animals. Assist them if you can. If we want to see changes to the way our society treats the animals, the onus is really on us to make a difference! Change will not come if we wait for others to do it.
The least we can do is to speak out for those who cannot. Be the voice for the thousands of abused and abandoned animals in Penang by participating in this silent awareness walk. We firmly believe that we cannot be silent anymore with so many rampant cases of animal abuse and abandonment in the state. There needs to be a change of mindset to let these abusers and animal haters know that their acts are spiteful and those who abandoned animals are a disgrace. It is time for the silent animal lovers to not be silent anymore.
If you think that your little voice and small act do not matter, then you are right. You will forever don’t matter. Cumulative small acts and voices, your decisions and choices, can make a difference.
For the Silent Awareness Walk, everybody will need to wear a White top to symbolize Peace and to Respect all animals that have passed away through abuse or abandonment. Just show up in white tops and bring your own water.No animals are allowed. If you do not have a white top, you can wear a t-shirt from PGSR (all proceeds from purchasing a t-shirt (RM 25 ) from us goes to all our rescue dogs. Get one before the date if you do not have a white top. Sizes -Xs/S/M/XL/XXL
We need more of you to show up to show that animal lovers care and it’s time to make a real change to our society. Be silent no more! Kindly share and campaign for the voiceless.
THE PERMIT HAS BEEN OBTAINED
Penang Stray Rescue shelter – PGSR shelter