Nowadays, it is common for people to love and care for their pets like their own children. However, not all can take persistent, tedious care of the pets when the latter fall sick. Such inequality arises from the perceived difference between animals and human beings. Teng Swee Ueng and his wife used to have such perception but having turned vegetarians had made a shift in their perspective towards life.
In conjunction with the Qing Ming Festival, Tzu Chi Malacca volunteers initiated efforts to promote environmental conservation at the Malacca Memorial Park as a reminder to members of the public to not neglect the cleanliness of the environment while partaking in traditional customs and rituals that pay tribute to the dearly departed.
Is it true that charitable contributions only happen when one is healthy and wealthy? Ramassivaran, a care recipient of Tzu Chi Klang, faced financial difficulty due to his illness. However, when his life became stable, he participated in recycling activity, fully demonstrating the spirit that “giving is not the privilege of the rich, but that of the sincere”.