The Animal Welfare Bill was approved by the Cabinet on 13 January 2016, but one year later it has not yet been enacted by Parliament. Let’s get it enforced!
Background: After almost a decade of tireless campaigning, and several appeals from animal welfare groups and 30,000 citizens including you, the Animal Welfare Bill was finally approved by Sri Lanka’s Cabinet on 13 January 2016. The Bill was originally presented to Parliament by Ven. Athuruliye Rathana Thero in 2010 as
I, join thousands of compassionate and concerned citizens of Sri Lanka and the world who have come together to call for the closure of the Dehiwala Zoo. Together, we appeal for: A rescue and rehabilitation plan with a clear timeline for the animals. The conversion of the premises for alternate
We, the undersigned, hereby appeal, H.E. President Maithripala Sirisena, H.E. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe To evaluate and pass the new/ amended Animal Welfare Bill in parliament so that Sri Lanka as a nation would have the necessary legislations in place to protect animals from the atrocities that they go through on a