Opinion

A plea to the kinds of young Sajan

"The Island" of 22nd October carried a picture of young Sajan in the company of an older person who was proudly displaying a prize catch. No doubt a victory for the man but a slow, agonizing and suffocating end to his marine victim. If we are to eliminate cruelty to animals, let us begin by sensitizing the young about the terrible pain helpless animals are subject to for manís food and idle pleasures. Slaughter for food is bad enough. But slaughter for pleasure cannot be justified at any cost.

Sajan why were you looking away? Were you shy or were you sad ? We who speak for the voiceless, the hopelessly helpless, like to think that it was sadness that made you turn away from the camera.

This is an appeal to the young.

Make a difference and save a life.
L. S. Perera,
Nawala.


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