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Awareness march for animal care

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, June 2 � A group of young enthusiasts from the volunteer group �India Against Speciesism� organised an awareness march around the Latasil area in the city on Sunday evening, a press release received today stated.

The aim was to sensitise the people to a basic fact that animals are individuals like us who deserve freedom, not commodification. The event was part of the nationwide march that took place across the country in nearly 17 cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Jammu and Wardha.

�The key aim of the march was to spread awareness about speciesism, the unjust notion that excuses the exploitation of sentient beings on the basis of their species,� remarked Pious, one of the animal welfare workers.

�Justice and kindness should not be confined to humans alone when we know that animals too can suffer acutely. When it�s not fair to discriminate against or hurt members of other genders, races, castes and religions, we ask how it is fair to exploit or hurt animals merely because they belong to other species,� stated Upakul Das, another volunteer from the group.

The march also marked the launch of a pan-India effort called India Against Speciesism, under which awareness sessions will be conducted in public places and forums across many cities, the release added.

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Awareness march for animal care

GUWAHATI, June 2 � A group of young enthusiasts from the volunteer group �India Against Speciesism� organised an awareness march around the Latasil area in the city on Sunday evening, a press release received today stated.

The aim was to sensitise the people to a basic fact that animals are individuals like us who deserve freedom, not commodification. The event was part of the nationwide march that took place across the country in nearly 17 cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Jammu and Wardha.

�The key aim of the march was to spread awareness about speciesism, the unjust notion that excuses the exploitation of sentient beings on the basis of their species,� remarked Pious, one of the animal welfare workers.

�Justice and kindness should not be confined to humans alone when we know that animals too can suffer acutely. When it�s not fair to discriminate against or hurt members of other genders, races, castes and religions, we ask how it is fair to exploit or hurt animals merely because they belong to other species,� stated Upakul Das, another volunteer from the group.

The march also marked the launch of a pan-India effort called India Against Speciesism, under which awareness sessions will be conducted in public places and forums across many cities, the release added.