Protecting working animals
Horses, donkeys and mules are used around the globe as working animals. But despite the vital role they play in sectors from farming to transport, many animals are abused or ill-treated.
At the mobile vet clinics we run with our partner, the Palestine Wildlife Society, we see more and more horses, donkeys and mules showing signs of neglect and cruelty. Our vets were seeing animals that were lame, injured or malnourished. Others had been beaten or had pressure sores from badly-fitting harnesses.
To bring about lasting change, we offer practical advice to help owners see the benefits of compassionate care. In each community, we train a few people who can teach others about equine welfare. They attend workshops and visit communities where our training is already having an impact. They then share what they learn. Word spreads. Habits change. Animal welfare improves. And, because their animals are healthier, owners can earn a better living too.
Working animal welfare
Many people in Palestine rely on working animals, but knowledge of animal care is limited. Following our training, there has been a 50% reduction in common working animal ailments.
We can further protect these animals, by securing a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). So please, add your voice to this vital campaign today.