When it comes to better treatment and welfare of farm animals, the issue is mostly neglected because farm animals are considered to be products. It is time to rethink farming. Humane animal farming is better for everyone. Animals live longer, healthier, and more active lives.
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Do One Thing For Farm Animals
1) Demand the high welfare chickens
3) Participate in Polls on Twitter and Linkedin
4) Post a story on Instagram/Facebook using the hashtag #WDFAAsia, #dayforanimals and #WDFA
5) Caption the Image
6) Read Our Reports Below on how Animal Welfare can Make a Difference
Humans of Farm Animal Welfare
World Day for Farmed Animals
When it comes to better treatment and welfare of farm animals, the issue is mostly neglected because farm animals are considered to be products. In India, around 50 million cows and buffaloes are farmed for their milk – more than in any other nation in the world. And many suffer in substandard conditions.
Approximately 40 billion chickens are suffering every day globally. Chickens are the most abused animal in the world and are suffering horrors due to intensive farming.
Thousands of animals are tortured for food in the farming industry. The majority of our consumption, be it meat, dairy, and eggs come from animals like cows, chickens, goats and other immunologically- compromised animals which are confined to cramped, unhygienic conditions and transported long distances without proper handling and care.
Several animal welfare organizations across India, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, China and Philippines are coming together to raise their voice for these voiceless farm animals.
As World Animal Protection is continuously working for the welfare of farm animals in India, it is joining this movement across Asia on the occasion of World Day for Farmed Animals.
The time has come to improve the lives of farm animals and to move the world to protect farm animals.
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Chickens Not Products
Swagatama Mukherjee ( Volunteer at World Animal Protection India) shares her views on the plight and miserable suffering of animals in farming. See the Morbid world of chickens through her eyes. Packed into tiny cages like sardines in a can, with no space to move or even stretch around, taken away from their mothers at an early stage, chickens in our society are viewed strictly as commodities or objects essential to sustain a growing population; catering purely to the gastronomical desires of a society shackled by capitalistic consumerism, fueled by want instead of necessity.
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Highlights of the event across Asia
Our team in India influenced organisations such as Animal Equality India and Stray Relief and Animal Welfare (STRAW) to participate in the campaign and conducted various interactive activities with the themes: ‘Do one thing for farmed animals’ and ‘Humans of farm animal welfare’.
Demanded chicken high welfare: We advocated for change and achieved our target of 10,000 signups. Chickens are the most abused animal in the world with approximately 60 billion chickens confined to cramped, unhygienic conditions and transported long distances without proper handling and care. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time to do so.
Facebook profile frames: We encouraged people to show support for farmed animals by using the Facebook profile frame.
Hosted an interactive farm animal quiz (Chicquiz): Over 100 participants got knowledge of characters and conditions of farm animals. It shows that people are aware about the conditions of farm animals but not the natural behaviour of these animals.
Held a caption the image contest: We reached more than 3,000 people.
Humans of farm animal welfare: Heartfelt stories of humans who have done some incredible work for farm animals were shared and people were given an opportunity to share their experiences.
A webinar conducted by STRAW: Young children were made aware about chicken welfare by listening to a story around the five freedoms of animal welfare. They were engaged in an interactive way, learning fun facts and participating in games on farm animals. The children even helped deliver birthday cards from different farm animals to Kurkuri Chicken. Animal Equality India also participated in the event and supported us in the movement.
Change for chickens’ video: We released a video, featuring the different languages of India, talking about the cruel conditions faced by chickens in factory farms and how we are speaking up for better welfare. It received immense love not just from supporters but other organisations as well. The video reached more than 25,000 people.
Our campaign was covered by media houses, including the Business Standard, Latest LY, Yahoo Finance and YKA, and received 46 media hits.
Every animal deserves a life worth living and through this event, we have tried to move the attention of people towards farm animals which have been neglected for so long. Let’s make a difference in the lives of farmed animals!