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(MY) Students campaign against animal abuse

CRUELTY to animals is a thorny issue in society but there is hope for the future as more young people are aware of the need to be kind and to care for our four-legged friends.

Serene Liew, Vaishnavee Shunmugam both 21, and Nicole Ban, 22 -- second-year advance diploma public relations students at Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TAR) Penang Campus in Tanjung Bungah -- are part of the organising team for a two-day "Be Kind to Animals" campaign at the college recently.

"We had a discussion with our lecturers on our annual creativity programme and the topic of animal abuse was high on our list of priorities," said Liew.

"We thought it would be a good idea to increase public awareness of animal cruelty and the proper treatment of animals, especially pets, through talks and exhibitions. At the same time, we could also raise funds for the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) during the event," said Liew.

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