Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) to inaugurate its first Sri Lanka Chapter
Posted on May 30th, 2015

By Lakmali Udugampola

Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) gives voice to those who cannot speak for themselves – animals who are farmed, eaten, experimented on and otherwise abused.

DVA is a nonprofit organization, with chapters located throughout the world. It is committed both to practicing the teachings of the Buddha (the Dharma) and to speaking out especially when animal suffering is aided and abetted by the conduct of those in Dharma communities and by the policies of Dharma centers.

We want to articulate the suffering of the animals who cannot speak our language and are unable to ask, Why are you paying people to do this to me?” or Why are you contributing to my suffering?” We want to add our voices to those who are willing to speak out about the harm we cause other sentient beings when we eat them, use their body parts as clothing and in other ways, or use household and personal hygiene products that are tested on animals. While DVA recognizes the challenges of living in a complex, modern society, we wish to promote the choices that provide the greatest reduction of animal suffering. It is our aim to be inclusive in honoring the different views of those who sincerely intend to minimize the suffering of animals.

DVA wishes to engage collaboratively and constructively with as many Buddhist individuals, institutions and organizations as possible to suggest that they adopt compassionate policies and to encourage them to put a stop to any practices that condone or support cruelty to animals.

DVA members are an ever-growing number of people worldwide who support efforts to raise awareness of the suffering of animals in the Dharma Community. With this in mind, the DVA aims to open a chapter in Sri Lanka and those interested in joining and participating at the inaugural session scheduled to be held in July 2015, in Colombo are kindly invited to contact Ms. Lakmali Udugampola (email: lakmali.udugampola@gmail.com) on or before 14 June 2015.

Please see web: http://dharmavoicesforanimals.org/ and Web – http://dharmavoicesforanimals.org/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dharma-Voices-for-Animals for further information on DVA.

One Response to “Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) to inaugurate its first Sri Lanka Chapter”


    Where is this criminal RATHANA THERO? He and the other CRININAL Minister Champicka wanted publicity. and had a meeting with Sirisena President. What happened after that? Lets hope that Ms. Lakmali Udugampola’s affects are recognized by members of the parliament regardless of political affiliations. Good Luck.

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