BRASILIA – ANIMAL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATION

On February 17 and 18, Brazilian campaigners met up in the capital to advocate for animal welfare and rights.

Here are some of the photos:

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The poster above says: Abandonment and cruel treatment of animals is a crime.

The poster on the right, with the dog and cat cartoon, says: Adopt, don’t buy.

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The demands in the poster above:

Free nation-wide sterilisation of cats and dogs – establishment of a Commission of Parliamentary Inquiry (CPI) on cruelty to animals – increased penalties  for neglect and cruelty – ban on testing on animals for cosmetics and cleaning products – ban on animals in circuses.

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The photo above shows Rosa, activist, and Carolina Mourao, Brasilia coordinator, of the group AMAR – Amigos dos Animais de Rua – Friends of Street Animals. (N.B. ‘amar’ means ‘to love’).

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