Otara Foundation organized an event to educate our future generation on the importance of treating animals (both wild and domestic) with compassion and kindness.  The event, called Animal defenders, was held on the 10th of September, 2016. Part of the event was based on an art competition which was held a few weeks earlier in which kids in the 5 – 10 year age category and the 11-16 year age category were asked to send in art on their views and thoughts of the Dehiwela zoo. The response was overwhelming with over a 1000 entries received within a short period.  150 of the best pictures were exhibited at the event, which included several other activities including a Puppet show, Art workshop, and Interactive discussions on animal rights, being cruelty-free and wildlife conservation. The event was also made visible to the public through social media.

Please replace the adoption day banner on the fostering and rehoming section as well - http://www.embarkpassion.com/our-work/fostering-and-rehoming