Published on freemalaysiatoday.com the 12.09.2021. | By: Samuel Chua
Note: The headline calls Arie Dwi Andika, President of the Malaysian Animal Association, an “animal rights activist”, however, looking at the organisation’s Mission Statement, there is no sign of his commitment to animal rights. “We are a group of animal advocacy committed to promoting awareness and education of animal welfare”, it states and explicitly mentions animal welfare without addressing animal rights at all. Unfortunately, in English, animal welfare advocates are all too often wrongly referred to as “animal rights activists”.