FIAPO Bootcamp East Zone: East-India’s largest gathering event for the animal protection community

The animal protection movement in India is growing in a consistent manner but remains mostly un-organized, marked by a grave need for information, education and skill development in the sector. Keeping this need in mind, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations is hosting Bootcamp East Zone, Kolkata from 16-18 March.

This is East-India’s premier animal protection event and aims to build a connection between activists and organisations to create a more informed animal protection movement in the country. The 4th edition of the event will witness attendance from over 50 participants and activists from 13 states in East India.

According to Varda Mehrotra, Director of FIAPO, “This event will be the first of its kind in the region. Never before have animal activists in the eastern zone come together under one roof to network and learn from each other. We hope this re-emphasizes to the activists that they are part of a vibrant and passionate community that can do great things for animals. ”

Abodh Aras, Trustee, FIAPO, added, “FIAPO’s Bootcamp will be a great opportunity for young animal rights activists to exchange ideas about animal welfare and rights with each other. This is so important in order to mainstream the movement.” Erika Abrams, Ambassador, FIAPO, further added, “Building real skills out of the love we share for animals is what we all, as activists, need. We each learn and teach with one common goal – to help those who are vulnerable.”

The event will include intensive training on First-Aid, Vegan Outreach, Animal Birth Control and Sheltering, and Law Enforcement by experts in their respective fields. In addition to this, plenary sessions on the specific animal issues of the East, on digital activism for animals, and on effective fundraising for animal causes will be conducted. FIAPO dreams of a networked and informed community of activists, governed by compassion and passion for protecting the lives of all sentient beings. It believes that this event will set the foundation for such a community of activists in the Eastern Zone.