EAAW Attends Open Wing Alliance Cape Town SummitEvents

EAAW Attends Open Wing Alliance Cape Town Summit

Education for African Animals Welfare attended the Open Wing Alliance African regional summit that was held in Cape Town, from 16th to 18th September 2019. We continue to support

Our recent incorporation as one of the members of Open Wing Alliance, a global coalition of organizations working to advance the welfare of egg-laying hens, has solidified our work, resolve and movement in the Chicken Welfare movement.

The summit offered a platform for EAAW director, Mr. Ayubu Nnko, to showcase and present our work in advancing the welfare of chicken in Tanzania. The platform also gave our team leader the opportunity to interact with and network with other organizations and non-profits working in chicken welfare.

The suffering Plight of Egg-Laying Hens

Hidden from consumers, restaurants and retailers, is the hidden suffering of the egg-laying hen, who has borne a very pricey cost of ‘egg’ and ‘chicken’ lovers. Over sixty billion chicken are reared for eggs every year. Around this, millions of egg-laying hens live in tiny, cramped and miserable and unventilated conditions, some going from hatchery to slaughterhouse within six weeks.

Even as demand for egg and egg products continues to rise in Africa, without proper measures to protect egg-laying hens in this demand, their suffering will continue to increase dramatically. It is in this vein that EAAW continues to offer support to the chicken welfare movement.

We have incorporated chicken welfare as one of our key programs and continue to advocate for cage-free systems in Tanzania and beyond.

Some of the Key issues we focus on in our chicken welfare work include:

  • Overcrowded misery
  • Living in unhygienic conditions
  • Lack of proper lighting
  • Cage Systems that do not adhere to international standards
  • Lifetime confinement to cages- It is undeniable the severe welfare problems that cages cause chicken. We are challenging the food industry to work with us to improve the welfare of billions of chickens! We continue to confront the confinement of chicken in cages! We advocate for the setting of standards against cage systems!

As we work to the welfare of chickens, EAAW commits to firm advocacy, outreach and campaign against cage systems for hens!

We envision a world where Chicken live like this

Figure 1. All chicken deserves to live in a free and healthy environment where they can thrive

No chicken should have to endure this!

Figure 2 No chicken should have to endure this. EAAW is firmly against caged systems for chicken.

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21st Annual International Companion Animal Welfare ConferenceEvents

EAAW Attends the 21st Annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference

Education for African Animal Welfare recently attended the 21st Annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference, as represented by our director Mr. Ayubu Nnko. The conference was held at Valletta in Malta.

21st Annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference

Figure 1. The conference was organized by Dogs Trust Worldwide. It brought together all stakeholders involved in the dog and animal welfare movement from all across the world. The conference took place from October 8th-10th 2019.

This conference offered a perfect platform to discuss the welfare of companion animals; and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas and mutual support for animal welfare. Organized and Run by Dog’s trust, this conference is one of its kind.

This conference was very strategic for EAAW, seeing our passionate involvement in the animal welfare movement, and our work with dogs and cats. Our presence was to highlight our support for the dogs and cats welfare movement and to learn from others involved in the movement on best practices going forward.

Why is the welfare of Dogs important?

Dogs and cats have been termed as man’s closest friend. These two animals are the closest companion animals to man, more than any other animal. Just like other animals and human beings, dogs and cats deserve protection, compassion and effective welfare policies.

Having sound welfare policies and practices for dogs goes a long way in ensuring the health, safety and betterment of all society.

Figure 2. Delegates from different animal welfare organizations deliberating on the welfare of dogs and cats. It was a general consensus among many that animal welfare is still not given the proper attention and considerations it deserves. All around the world.
Figure 2. Delegates from different animal welfare organizations deliberating on the welfare of dogs and cats. It was a general consensus among many that animal welfare is still not given the proper attention and considerations it deserves. All around the world.

Figure 2. Delegates from different animal welfare organizations deliberating on the welfare of dogs and cats. It was a general consensus among many that animal welfare is still not given the proper attention and considerations it deserves. All around the world.

It was agreed that more focus should be emphasized on training, knowledge dissemination and awareness campaigns, as well as a change in policies. Training dogs and cats handlers’, for instance, would ensure that they understand psychological as well as physical issues in animal welfare.

Other major issues deliberated upon in the conference included: breeding control, health and nutrition as well as setting up education programs in animal welfare.

Education for African Animal Welfare (EAAW’s) Role

EAAW was well represented by our director, Mr. Ayubu Nnko, in this conference. He was able to highlight to different stakeholders the role and the contribution that EAAW has made in the animal welfare movement over the past year.

He reiterated EAAW’s mandate in ensuring animal welfare is enhanced in Tanzania, and our commitment to ensure that this continues to happen.

Mr. Nnko was also able to secure the commitment and support of other groups working in the Animal Welfare movement in the region; many of whom promised to work and collaborate with EAAW to advance the interest of Animal welfare In Africa.

Figure 3. Our director, Mr. Ayubu Nnko, enjoying a light moment during the annual International Companion Animals Welfare Conference in Valletta, Malta. He reiterated the commitment of EAAW in advancing the movement of animal welfare in Africa.
Figure 3. Our director, Mr. Ayubu Nnko, enjoying a light moment during the annual International Companion Animals Welfare Conference in Valletta, Malta. He reiterated the commitment of EAAW in advancing the movement of animal welfare in Africa.

Figure 3. Our director, Mr. Ayubu Nnko, enjoying a light moment during the annual International Companion Animals Welfare Conference in Valletta, Malta. He reiterated the commitment of EAAW in advancing the movement of animal welfare in Africa.

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World Animal Day 2018

World Animal Day 2018. 

World Animal Day is a day of action recognised worldwide for animal rights as well as welfare. It is celebrated on 4 October, Francis of Assisi feast day, the animals’ patron saint. The mission of this day is raising the status of animals to improve welfare standards worldwide.

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