Animal Mosaic - Connecting Welfare Worldwide
Working animals have been integral to human ways of life for thousands of years. It is thought that more than half of the world’s population are dependent on working equines for their livelihoods and this number is likely to rise as the cost of oil increases.
The welfare of working animals is a pressing issue for owners, whose incomes rely heavily on healthy, able animals. Great differences can be made to improve the lives and lifespan of working animals by educating owners.
Working animals’ undeniable importance to huge numbers of people across the globe means their welfare is relevant to all governments, aid agencies and humanitarian organisations.
This document explores the intricate relationship between some of the world’s poorest people and their equines, and why the welfare of these animals is crucially important, not only for the health and survival of those animals, but also for the livelihoods of those people dependent on them.
A summary of the main welfare problems affecting working animals and an overview of the various strategies to improve their welfare.
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