WAM Abu Dhabi, June 15th, 2013 – The Emirates Society for Animal Welfare held its ordinary general assembly meeting, at its Emirates Park Zoo headquarters located in Al Shahama,Abu Dhabi. The meeting was attended by the representative of the Public Utility Associations Department, at the Ministry of Social Affairs.
After quorum was achieved, the current Board of Directors’ mandate was extended; so as to continue the tasks entrusted to its members for the next four years.
Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Chairman of the Society, underscored the importance of spreading awareness on animal welfare and the need to protect animals. He urged the public to treat animals humanely and encouraged them to engage in volunteer work related to animal protection. Moreover, he called for raising public awareness on the important role of animals in maintaining ecological balance that ensures the continuity of life on the planet; and organizing mobile medical units to provide treatment and care for animals, in coordination with the various relevant associations and specialized health centers in the country.
Al Nuaimi stressed the keenness to support actions that aim to promote the Society’s objectives and raise awareness on the Federal Act provisions for the year 2007 regarding animal welfare, as well as the local laws related to animal welfare and the environment.