Follow all the latest news and updates from the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE) in Edinburgh.
The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education aim is to strive towards improving the quality of life for all animals through education, training and by influencing policy at the highest level.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Promoting the Welfare of working equids
the Welfare of working equids and their importance to the livelihoods of people
in developing countries.
equids have been described as the 'invisible helpers' in poor communities,
often overlooked by policy makers and undervalued by many. However research
undertaken by international equine welfare charities has shown that these
animals are valuable members if the household and in some parts of the world
are responsible for up to 80% of the family income.
This week JMICAWE director,
Prof Nat Waran is attending the 7th International Colloquium on working equids
as a guest of The Brooke, where presentations will be made by people working in
communities where horses, donkeys and mules are so essential and discussions
are taking place about how we can raise the awareness of the link between
improving equine welfare and human well being.