[ACRES] Singaporeans show that Animal Matter to Them!


Post event update from ACRES. Please note my italicised bold highlights

from: “Louis Ng (Acres)” <louis@acres.org.sg>
to: info@acres.org.sg
date: Oct 12, 2007 9:57 AM
subject: [ACRES] Singaporeans show that Animal Matter to Them!

To mark World Animal Week, ACRES celebrated Singaporeans’ support for animal protection efforts by holding a 3-day animal-themed festival from the 5th to 7th October at The Atrium @ Orchard. There was a photographic exhibition, music, children’s activities and a large array of educational exhibits on animal protection issues, along with the opportunity for everyone to find out how they can help make the world a better place for the animals we share it with.

More importantly, 4,477 signatures were collected for the global “Animals Matter to Me” campaign in support of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) to be endorsed by governments of the world. This is a call to everyone, worldwide, to recognise all animals as sentient beings, that they can feel pain and can suffer and that we have a responsibility to put an end to cruelty around the world.

On behalf of the animals, we would like to say a big thank you to all the dedicated supporters of animal welfare who volunteered to spend many hours on their feet collecting signatures in support of the UDAW, withstanding the intense hot weather every day!

We are delighted to have had the support of local performers Anastasia and her band Good Morning Midnight, Allura, Shaym, Plushfools, Lounge Lizards, local magician Jack Magic, and Steven Goh and his balloon sculpturing skills, whose talents all drew the crowd closer to the ACRES exhibition. A big thank you to all these performers!

Thank you also to Miss Singapore Universe, Miss Jessica Tan, who kindly came along to support the event.

Thanks also go to TY toys for sponsoring prizes for the children’s colouring competition, and to the Events Artery for sponsoring the sound system for the entire event.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the event, and to everyone who signed in support of the UDAW, for showing that Animals Matter to You!

If you would like to join us in supporting a UNIVERSAL DECLARATION IN ANIMAL WELFARE (UFAW), please click here.

Donate now! Help us build a sanctuary for victims of the illegal wildlife trade in Singapore. Log on to: http://www.acres.org.sg/donatetoAWRC.htm

This letter was appended to the email as well.

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