June 11, 2014
Animal Law Training for Animal Advocates in Kolkata
Humane Society International India, in collaboration with Animal Welfare Board of India and Cape Foundation, Kolkata, will offer a program to improve animal welfare advocates’ legal training. In the wake of the increasing incidents of poorly managed animal abuse cases reported in India, this program is second in the series of “train-the trainer” animal law programs instituted last year by HSI India. It aims to equip local animal welfare nongovernmental organizations and animal advocates with a thorough understanding of animal welfare law and the Indian criminal justice system.
Radhika Bose, founder of Cape Foundation, Kolkata said: “Local NGO’s and animal welfare advocates in the city may be unaware of animal welfare laws and even the bare minimums to report or address any animal cruelty issue. I’m hopeful that this training program will empower them enough to handle any animal cruelty issue independently.”
Arkaprava Bhar, manager of HSI India’s Protect Farm Animal campaign said: “The lack of knowledge of animal welfare laws by many animal welfare advocates in Kolkata has often placed an impediment to their actions in protecting the animals. This program will help build advocates’ capacity and knowledge, and help them improve coordination with law enforcement officials who handle animal cruelty cases.”
The program is organized at Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata, as an intensive two-day course. Highly experienced and eminent animal welfare advocates will teach the curriculum. The course is scheduled to begin on 20 June and participants from Kolkata and surrounding districts are invited to attend. All those interested in applying can contact either C. Samyukta at +91-9000846677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Arkaprava Bhar at +91-9830769681 or email email@example.com;
Radhika Bose at +91-9830167433
Media Contact: Navamita Mukherjee, firstname.lastname@example.org, 91-9958472760