Again, I can't vouch for the group, but I was impressed by the heartfelt words and the picture provided of animal welfare in Turkey, Armenia and other neighboring countries. We hear so little from people outside of the Anglo-American world that it is easy to assume Muslims, Latin Americans, Africans and other groups have no time or interest in the matter. That is so untrue. Every time I read about something terrible happening in countries with less progressive or even non-existent animal protection laws, I'm moved to see that there is usually a group or an activist speaking out against the situation.
This is a growing movement. Human compassion and stewardship of the natural world should and can transcend all surface differences.
The article was originally was published in "Marmara" which is an Armenian newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey, with an international readership. Date of publication: June 24, 2003.