Morris Darbo, Campaign Against Pet Eating
Morris Darbo and his team represent the Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society (LAWCS), a community based organization in Foya City, Liberia that promotes humane education and organizing vegan outreach programs. Within the Liberian culture, dogs and cats are generally viewed as existing for human consumption and often killed through beatings or strangulation. His project, the Campaign Against Pet Eating, is aimed at creating a culture of empathy and caring by stimulating individuals to form a compassionate, responsible and just society.
Morris points out “Education is the key to ending cruelty to animals and bringing about transformation. Every human has a natural tendency toward kindness, but needs awareness, honesty, and courage in order to translate that tendency into concrete action”. With this charge, LAWCS is reaching out to schools, youth groups, and community groups to encourage a cultural shift founded on empathy, compassion and respect for animals.
The funds from The Pollination Project will be used to cover the costs of the Campaign Against Pet Eating, which includes workshops and printed materials. To learn more about the Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society, check out their website.
GRANT AWARD DATE: APRIL 2, 2014