Today we finally had the very first start-up meeting for the new local branch of Djurens Rätt - Sweden's largest animal rights organisation - in my hometown Kristianstad! It was a very good and promising first meeting, with quite a lot of participants, and a positive atmosphere that bodes well for the new group's future! There absolutely seems to be an interest for continued activities!
Already next weekend we will start with handing out flyers on town and have another group meeting. We will also be hosting an education weekend for active members from all of southern Sweden later in spring - and I will myself be representing Kristianstad on this spring's national animal rights congress, which will be in Umeå in northern Sweden. We will be several people from the city going there.
It feels so very nice that an active group in now finally up and running. Kristianstad is a nature city, whose profile is built around its surrounding beautiful nature, rich wildlife, environmental friendliness and sustainability, and many people here love animals and have animals near them - so I therefore have high hopes that our will turn out well, and that our precence will be appreciated by the people here, and that many will want to join us!