Farm animal welfare
Farm Animal Welfare through legislation sensitization and training on farming systems.
We are working with the Kenyan government to review The Prevention of Cruelty towards animals Act, developed in 1958, to fit the current context of animal welfare.
Across Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya we are also working with governments and institutions to develop standards to guide farming systems that will ensure proper shelter, breeding, nutrition and feeding for poultry.
As part of creating public awareness on chicken welfare, we mobilize communities through the media, public forums and trainings to create a firm understanding on the need to protect chicken.
We believe through knowledge and the building of strong policies, the welfare of poultry will improve securing the livelihoods of farmers.
Farm animals raised humanely are healthier – so we improve farm animal welfare and campaign to change the most intensive forms of farming
We protect farm animals
Humane animal farming is better for everyone. Animals live longer, healthier and more active lives. High welfare farming can be less damaging to the environment. And farmers can earn more too. So we work with governments, farmers and consumers all over the world – campaigning for farm animals and partnering with businesses to show that farming can be sustainable and profitable.
Farm animal welfare: the benefits
Humane farms are better for animals, people and the environment:
- Raising animals humanely can use less feed, fuel and water than intensive farming, reducing costs and pollution
- Humane farms can create jobs, boost profits and keep local food supplies healthy
- By farming crops and livestock, humane farms can reduce environmental damage – recycling nutrients and improving the soil
- Greenhouse gas emissions are often reduced when animals are healthy and have good welfare.
Farm animal welfare: our work
At World Animal Protection, we help companies and farmers to adopt farming methods without close confinement of animals, as these cause pain and distress. And we help to create conditions where animals are more able to express their natural behaviours, and move freely, which reduces the need for painful practices like tail docking (which is used to stop crowded pigs attacking each other in intensive farms).