Animal Advocates in Nigeria Host March Against Cruelty

After a series of disturbing videos showing a puppy being tortured by teens went viral on social media, pet photographer Babajide Ajayi and his fellow animal advocates knew they had to take action.

Last week they organized and held a march in their hometown of Lagos, Nigeria to raise awareness about animal cruelty and to spread the word that such treatment is unacceptable.

“Apart from being a pet photographer, I belong to a group of like minded people in the pet community in Nigeria who believe and advocate for responsible pet ownership. We have two vets who run dog shelters in Lagos, Nigeria, dog trainers, handlers, lovers, enthusiast, owners and even breeders.”

“Apart from being a pet photographer, I belong to a group of like minded people in the pet community in Nigeria who believe and advocate for responsible pet ownership. We have two vets who run dog shelters in Lagos, Nigeria, dog trainers, handlers, lovers, enthusiast, owners and even breeders.”

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The person who started this movement within our groups of "positive pet ambassadors" and "ANIMAL VOICES," is Jackie Idimogu, who has a local TV show called, My Dog and I.

The goal was to enlighten people on how to treat animals, how to care for them properly and to let them know it's wrong to just kill an animal indiscriminately.

In a community like Nigeria alot of people outside might feel we don't really care but, there's actually a lot of animal loving people here and the community is growing.



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We had to take a stand collectively to fight against animal cruelty in Nigeria by enlightening the public, creating awareness. The goal was to enlighten people on how to treat animals, how to care for them properly and to let them know it’s wrong to just kill an animal indiscriminately.

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A big thank you to Jide Ajayi Pet Photography, who provided us all the photos from the event. You can follow him and his work on Facebook and Instagram, @jideajayipetphotography.

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