International Education Week: Advocating for Animal Welfare in Kazakhstan
When graduate student, Altyn Rymbek, learned of animal mistreatment in her home country, she vowed to be part of the solution. Being far from home, she joined an animal rescue organization in Kazakhstan that is working to change animal welfare laws in the country and to educate youth to respect and care for animals and pets in the hopes of changing the culture from within. Altyn volunteers remotely and helps to build partnerships with local U.S. animal rescue and welfare organizations to learn from their experience. In this presentation, Altyn will share her personal journey in advocacy and address current governmental practices for controlling the animal population in Kazakhstan and in many developing countries as well as what advocates are doing to make a better world for our animal friends.
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