EUTHANASIA PLEDGE:During the festival, government officials and animal rights groups signed a pledge for a zero euthanasia policy for abandoned animals in the city
Date: Oct 05, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
A festival in New Taipei City’s Banciao District (板橋) yesterday saw hundreds of pets and
pet owners gather to celebrate World Animal Day, while the city government pledged a zero euthanasia policy at an adoption fair in Yonghe District (永和).
Holding placards and shouting slogans during the festival at the 435 Art Zone in Banciao, animal rights activists encouraged the adoption of stray animals and called for an end to animal trading and pet abandonment, while animal lovers gathered to enjoy live music and performances.
Part of the revenue from a market set up by animal rights groups and private businesses would be donated to animal welfare, the event organizers said.
The organizers said an exhibition showcasing works by three animal artists would run until Oct. 18 to promote animal rights awareness. [FULL STORY]