An update on the Animal Welfare Bill

On September 28th, coinciding with World Animal Day 2015, the Otara Foundation launched a campaign to appeal the passing of the amended Animal Welfare Bill. The Embark crew, dedicated volunteers and other caring individuals took it upon themselves to collect signatures throughout the month of October.

An online petition was also set up at to allow, not just Sri Lankans but anyone, anywhere in the world, to speak up.

A total of 17,000 signatures were brought in by the end of October and several more individuals are signing the appeal each day. As the appeal gathers momentum, we hope the voice of the people will be loud enough to make a difference. If you have not signed, please spend a minute of your time and use the link above to bring a lifetime of happiness to animals in need.