Creating positive images of animals in Turkey

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July/August 2003:

Fethiye,  Turkey–Setting out in 2000 to end the annual
pre-tourist season poisoning of street dogs and feral cats by
sterilizing at least 70% within five years,  Fethiye Friends of
Animals reached the goal in just three years,  founder Perihan
Agnelli announced in June.
Agnelli celebrated by asking the students at 15 local schools
to create positive visual images of animals.  All 450 students who
sent drawings received commemorative t-shirts.  Sixty drawings were
selected for a four-day public show.  The April 19 opening was
attended by 6,000 Fethiye residents and was broadcast live on local
television.  An art jury presented gold-on-silver medals to the
artists in each of three age groups whose works were judged best;
silver medals went to the runners-up.
The art contest was sponsored by the Marchig Animal Welfare
Trust,   founded by Jeanne Marchig,  widow of Swiss painter Gustave
[Contact Fethiye Friends of Animals c/o Degirmenbasi Mevkii,
Orman Deposu Karsisi,  Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey;  90-252-613-5825;

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