A vegan lunch organised on Sunday to raise funds for barnyard animals drew about 130 people.
Organised by CARE (Charlies Animal Rescue Centre), the fundraiser aimed to raise awareness about the health aspects of vegan food and about barnyard animals.
Sudha Narayanan, trustee, CARE, said many people had little knowledge about pigs, guinea pigs, roosters, hens and many other barnyard animals. Another aim of the fundraiser lunch was to provide quality food and medical care to these animals, she added. While many animals in poor health have been rescued from across the city, many others are lying unattended because people do not know whom to contact for their care, Sudha said. The idea of such a fundraiser is to make people aware of the shelters where these animals can be housed. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been working only on the rescue of street animals, she added.
CARE houses 260 animals, of which 50 are barnyard animals.