Culture is man-made and remains constant until one generation says to the other – why?
The young generation of Bali is the generation to focus upon in changing the existing cultures attitude towards the Bali Street Dog. Influenced by external factors the young Balinese are already adopting behaviours of a pet owning culture previously not demonstrated. Veterinary visits, leashes, collars, grooming and pet beds are symbols of a changing awareness as to the value of pets as part of the overall family.
The challenge is to ensure that the Bali Street Dog is a recipient of these changing behaviours. This will only be achieved by young Balinese themselves advocating to their peers and elders for the value of the Bali Dog within their culture and society.
For this reason thebalistreetdog.com continues to support local initiatives such as those facilitated by Yayasan Seva Bhuana.
Change will not come about because outsiders demand it. Change will only be created by internal influencers. It needs to start somewhere, and it starts with the young.