This is a good news week!
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to press for the release of political prisoners and student activists, hinting that a mass amnesty may be imminent as her government seeks to stamp its mark on power in the former junta-run nation
Ms Suu Kyi’s administration, stacked full of democracy activists who spent years incarcerated by the military, took power last week, ending nearly half a century of repressive army domination.
It is also good news for non-human animals as along with the country and its prisons opening up, so are some new charities dedicated to helping animals.
This charity caught my eye because it doesn’t run a shelter, instead it is dedicated to helping animals who are living on the streets, therefore reaching out to a larger number than they could otherwise afford. It is based overseas (Norway), so has more freedom to speak out than domestically based ones. It has a great website if you are interested in learning more about this relatively unknown country.
According to the the site, Myanmar has approximately 3.5 milion stray dogs.
Giving a Future helps animals and people through :
– Population control though neuter-spay-release programs;
– Rabies vaccinations;
– Curing parasitic infections and mange;
– Helping paralysed and wounded animals to a secure home/shelter and
– Raising awareness of hidden cruel activities in the country such as the many puppy mills, butchering of dogs for game, and the illegal meat trade (sale of dogs) to China.
I wish peace and a brighter future to all of the people and animals of Myanmar.
I wonder what life was like for my Burmese great-great-grandmother?