30 September 2009

2-4 Oct (Fri-Sun): Break the tradition. Spare the sharks.

A message from ACRES: "Smash a soup bowl for the sake of our sharks.

When was the last time you were encouraged to break things? This weekend, ACRES is inviting everyone to come into town to throw a soup bowl against a wall.

The broken pieces will be used on the spot to create a work of art — a gigantic, 15m long mosaic of a shark.

As many as 100 million sharks are killed every year, and many of them end up in soup bowls across Asia. The shark fin soup tradition is wasteful and destructive, because when sharks die, the entire marine food chain also collapses.

So for this World Animal Day, we are asking you to help reverse this habit, and start putting sharks back together.

You will be asked to donate $2.00 for each soup bowl, and the proceeds will go towards ACRES’ education and animal welfare efforts. So come down to The Atrium@Orchard, near Plaza Singapura, to show that you care about animals, the environment and about leaving our marine legacy for future generations.

And have fun smashing bowls, breaking traditions and creating art — all at once."

More about the event on the ACRES facebook page.

Time: 10am-10pm
Venue: The Atrium @ Orchard (Next to Plaza Singapura)
Website: http://www.acres.org.sg
Contact: leanora@acres.org.sg

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