Animal Welfare Program
In developing countries around the world, animals are often the first casualties as the underprivileged people of the countries struggle to feed themselves.
It is not that it is a deliberate state of affairs, rather the fact that due to climate change, conflicts and wars, the people are more concerned about themselves and their families.
Unfortunately, it is therefore not uncommon to witness animals in pain due to neglect. Animals die due to thirst in drought situations, starve due to lack of crops and other foods and are very rarely received by Veterinary services because there is simply nobody to pick up the cost.
Poverty, unemployment and ongoing climate change continue to be a hindrance in addressing animal welfare problems across the world in developing countries. Prescribed methods of restraint, methods of transport and methods of treatment of sick animals are often expensive and inaccessible
In more rural areas, basic husbandry and care of animals is deficient, due to limited knowledge and a lack of quality service providers, such as trained veterinarians and farriers.
One Love Worldwide is working with local Veterinary services in trying to provide basic health care for animals. Your help will help animals recover from sometimes small illnesses and help save thousands of lives of animals.
In many developing countries, veterinary services are largely provided and funded by the state. This service is affected by a number of factors among those are availability of funding and the prioritization of human related disease over veterinary related diseases (Leonard 1993, Leonard et al. 1999). Therefore, veterinary related problems such as animal health and welfare are not seen as a priority. In recent years, the focus has been on Ebola, Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, COVID-19, funding of many public veterinary services has significantly decreased. The result is a decrease in quality and availability of public veterinary services to address animal welfare issues in affected countries.