Animal Welfare

SLYCAN Trust believes that compassion for animals is a natural human condition regardless of culture, economic circumstance, or political system. By recognizing and celebrating the bond between animals and people throughout the world, we can ensure that cruelty to animals is addressed, and that there is a better and humane society for them to be part of.   SLYCAN Trust focuses primarily on:


Legislative Reforms on Animal Welfare

Sri Lanka desperately needs to reform its animal welfare laws. The existing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance enacted over a century ago, is wholly inadequate both in terms of its scope and punishments. Its inadequacy is particularly troubling with the recent spate of cruelty towards animals.Read more


Reduction of Meat Consumption

Globally, the prevalence of chronic conditions such as  obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure are on the rise. Choosing vegetarian options over meat can help  reduce the risk of such conditions, in addition to helping save the environment and animals. Read more

Meatless Monday Sri Lanka

Meatless Monday Campaign in Sri Lanka draws on the successful worldwide campaigns of Meatless Monday of which the main objective is to reduce meat consumption and raise awareness of the health, environmental and overall benefits of plant based diets. Read more