Tania Duratovic & Phil Hunt, Coordinators of Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Nepal, visited MettaCattery last Friday.

sms from Phil and Tania to Siew Ying:
“Phil and Tania here. We’re at ABC now and have asked about getting you a stpa. We think it will happen as we haev a friend working on it and E Jong. So we’re looing at getting you a 1m high oe. We are very happy that this is happening. We fly out in a few hours so we will be in touch in a few weeks. Have left a small parcel here for you. Take care 😀 Was lovely to meet you!”

Today, together with a growing appreciation of the importance of human rights there is a greater awareness worldwide of the need for the protection not only of the environment, but also of animals and their rights. Where there is a mind, there are feelings such as pain, pleasure and joy. No sentient being wants pain, instead all want happiness. Since we all share these feelings at some basic level, we as rational human beings have an obligation to contribute in whatever way we can to the happiness of other species and try our best to relieve their fears and sufferings.

–His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing the animals on the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal.