On ACRES's Candlelight Vigil for Wenwen

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Source credit: ACRES
Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) is organising a candlelight vigil and memorial service for Wen Wen, a dolphin which died during transportation to the Resorts World Sentosa.

This event will be held on Sunday, 2 December 2012, 6 pm at Hong Lim Park (Speaker's Corner). Please attend if you have the time.

Due to examinations on the subsequent day, I decided to forgo the opportunity of attending this vigil.

What struck me was a Facebook update by one of my acquaintance. It was aloof, even disdainful. 

How is it that he can get away with such a comment and even have 14 of his FB friends 'Like' his post?

What gives him the right to view the issue from a vantage of moral superiority?

Has he even actively dedicated a significant portion of his time, energy and money to helping those in need?

Does he expect everyone to conform to his worldview? And what does he mean by 'those men are real jokers'?!

In such an absolute worldview that does not account for others' experiences and passions, there is intolerance. And in this intolerance, there is an unnerving repugnance. Just re-reading his FB post may cause a series of cardiac arrests.

I mean, I'd like for the dolphins to be free. However, I'm not willing to devote myself to campaigns to free them. So yes, I'm lazy in this regard. However, at least, I don't go about dismissing the efforts by environmental advocates. I respect them for being willing to stand up against the exploitation of the voiceless.

Hence, to the people who casually dismiss others' efforts:
Shame on you.

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By the way, I wanted to share this video too:

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