WORKING ANIMAL WELFARE

SAMABHAVA is committed to making a difference in the lives of working animals. SAMABHAVA envisions the need to work to secure the five freedoms of these animals. 

The five freedoms of animals are: 

  1. Freedom from thirst and hunger - by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
  2. Freedom from discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
  3. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Freedom to express normal behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.
  5. Freedom from fear and distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

At present, SAMABHAVA has identified as its beneficiaries working horses, ponies and donkeys belonging to the city of Bangalore. Ponies are extensively used to transport goods, mostly pipes and other construction materials, from the core commercial areas of Bangalore to other places in the city.

SAMABHAVA’s assistance is only limited to the animals whose owners are both unaware of better and harmless medical/medicinal practices and who are economically weak. Kindly click on Scope to read more on this topic.

Why do we have such a tagline i.e. “…helping those animals who work to help us”?

Indeed these animals work to help us directly or indirectly, the pipes installed in your house, or the iron angles used in the construction of your house, or the Sintex tank on your terrace, might have been at some point transported by ponies. Hence, apart from helping their owners to run their family, we, the public at large, owe gratitude for their work.


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