Animal Sanctuary

Date/Time:

  • Saturday, 20 May 2017 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, 21 May 2017 – 10:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: River Terrace (map O)

Image courtesy of animals2u.com.au

Our inaugural animal sanctuary offers an exciting and engaging opportunity for children and adults alike to see animals up close and to develop compassion and empathy for them. Some of the animals that will be in our animal sanctuary include:

  • Lambs
  • Piglets
  • Goats
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • Geese

Venerable Master Hsing Yun, Founder of Fo Guang Shan, teaches us that “Buddhists are vegetarians to avoid taking life. Buddhism advocates not killing, but to live a life completely without killing is no easy task”. Buddhism is committed to non-violence and encourages compassion for all life, from the smallest creatures to the largest animals. By participating in the Be Kind Be Vego movement and consuming a plant-based diet, the lives of animals like those in the animal sanctuary can be preserved and many environmental benefits can also be realised.