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Promoting a better dog care culture through our 5th monthly tweeter chat


27th June marked our 5th twitter live chat dubbed ‘Better Lives For Dogs’, on the hashtags #BeterLivesForDogs #AnimalsMatter,

The activity was led by our Companion Animals Manager – Emily Mudoga in a panel discussion with Dr. Cecilia Njoroge of the Kenya Small and Companion Animals Veterinary Association and Dr.Lilyan Mathai who serves as a lecturer of Clinical Studies under the Veterinary Department at the University of Nairobi.

Our theme in June was designed to address the organization’s global campaign that seeks to encourage governments and communities to establish humane sustainable dog population solutions through rabies vaccination and responsible dog ownership.

  • In attendance were young tech-savvy students from various tertiary institutions and activists who champion for topical social issues. They picked key messages on proper dog care and shared with online audiences across the globe. Some of the key discussion points were:
  • Role of World Animal Protection on Dog Population management and policing.
  • Dog Freedoms (Freedom from – Hunger& Thirst; Pain, Injury and Diseases; Discomfort; Fear and distress and to Express normal behaviour)
  • Mitigation and prevention of dog diseases
  • Human – Dog conflicts.

Building awareness

The conversation saw a myriad of questions brought out on the online platforms and across the physical audience in a bid to seek clarity on Animal Welfare issues. Cumulatively, we achieved 15million impressions.

“Dogs have always been companions for humans - we are the once who went to the wild and domesticated them. From the time we lived in caves to being ‘civilized’ the dog has always been there whether as a companion, an animal in hunting, war and protection. We therefore have no excuse but to ensure they’re protected” – Dr. Emily Mudoga

Our belief

World Animal Protection maintains that culling of dogs, largely fostered by the misconception that culling is the best way to reduce dog population, is never an answer.

We follow International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) dog population methodology and work with governments and communities to address causes of large free-roaming dog population, legislation, dog registration, vaccination against rabies and much more.

Do not miss out

Join the next conversation on 26th July on the hashtags  #AnimlasMatter  #ChangeForChickens

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