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Sharing the Load

By Lisa van Dijk,Joy C. Pritchard,Subir K. Pradhan,Kimberley L. Wells
ISBN: 9781853397196
Sharing the Load aims to stimulate collective action among animal-owning communities to improve the health and husbandry of their draught and pack animals. It should be read by anyone working with animals and their owners, including veterinarians, community-based animal health workers, government workers and rural development NGOs.

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  • Synopsis
    Promoting the welfare of working animals is important not only for the sake of the animals themselves, but for the livelihoods of their owners. Sharing the Load aims to stimulate collective action among animal-owning communities to improve the health and husbandry of their draught and pack animals, by applying the methods of community facilitation and collective action to the pursuit of animal welfare. Since 2005, the Brooke has been pioneering the integration of animal welfare science with best practice from the international development sector to build communities’ responsibility for sustained improvement in the welfare of their working animals. Sharing the Load documents the outcome of four years’ development of this process and includes field-based participatory methods and tools designed specifically for this purpose, using lively illustrations and text boxes in accessible language on the theory of development practice and animal welfare science. Sharing the Load should be read by anyone who has direct contact with working animals and their owners, including veterinarians, community-based animal health workers, government extension workers and the staff of rural development NGOs.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Figs, Tables, Case Studies, Preface, Acknowledgments, Symbols used in the text, Acronyms)
    Introduction
    Part I: Working animals and their welfare
    1. Working animals and the communities - who own them
    2. Animal welfare
    Part II: Implementing animal welfare interventions with communities
    3. Interventions for lasting change
    4.Facilitation for collective action
    5. Reaching out to promote animal welfare
    PART III: Participatory action tools for animal welfare
    6. Participatory action tools for animal welfare
    Back Matter (References and further reading)
  • Endorsements
    ‘This long-awaited book will help practitioners and animal welfare agencies improve the effectiveness of their operations both with working animals and with the people who own or work them. The authors have combined advanced knowledge of animal welfare (Pritchard and Wells) and community-based participatory methods (van Dijk and Pradhan) to produce a beautifully accessible and practical book. An essential guide for anyone providing development assistance where there are working equines, and applicable to other working animal species.’ David Hadrill, veterinary consultant, member of the Board of Directors Vetwork UK

    'The important field experience of the Brooke gives an immense value to this guide and makes it a unique read. It is rich in clear and motivating cases that I found fascinating to read. Feedback from real life and practical examples are precious and I would have been happy to read them years ago when I was a practitioner trying to persuade farmers to invest their efforts in caring about the welfare of their animals.’ Dr Andrea Gavinelli, Head of Animal Welfare, Health and Consumers Directorate General, European Commission
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Lisa van Dijk,Joy C. Pritchard,Subir K. Pradhan,Kimberley L. Wells
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 256
    Format Paperback / softback