Sharing the Load of Mountain Mules of Gorkha

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On 21st November 2016, Animal Nepal team headed to Soti for 3 day long “Wound and Hoof Management Training” for the mule owners and handlers of Gorkha district.

The journey was definitely not easy! After reaching Soti we learned that there were only a few handlers arriving to Soti to collect some goods who were then supposed to head back to upper station called ‘Machi Khola’ early next morning.

AN team left their hotel at 7:00 am in the morning with an aim to reach the handlers and owners on time for a training session. On our way we encountered mules suffering from harness wounds. Some wounds were bad enough to leave us with chill and goosebumps. More

Forging a Path of Compassion in the Land Of Buddha

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Kathmandu, November, 2016– With the sweet smell of burning incense and chanting of “Namo tassa bhagavato..” the birth place of Gautama Buddha came alive this November when a group of compassionate people joined hands to help animals at Lumbini.

Lumbini is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site located at Rupandehi District of Nepal. This is where queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE who later came to be known as Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism. Lumbini has a number of temples, monuments, monasteries and museums within the holy site and is registered under the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. More

Registering Equine User Group and Initiating Micro saving Programme for Equine Owners at Nepalgunj

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Nepalgunj, October 2016– We strongly believe that human welfare and animal welfare are interconnected and based on this theory, Animal Nepal team went to Nepalgunj to support the equine users group in best possible ways. We realized that their poor socio-economic condition is the root cause of animal abuse. Besides equine business is the least respected business in their community. To change this, Animal Nepal registered an equine user group and also initiated a micro saving programme for them which will be further supported by AN each month. We aim to conduct a rapid community education programme for equine owners and handlers under our project year 2017 to make ever lasting changes in the lives of both human and animal. More

Improved Harness Making and Simple Wound Management Training at Nepalgunj

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Nepalgunj, September, 2016– Animal Nepal in 2015-2016 treated more than 42 saddle and harness wounds in working equines of brick factories of Lalitpur. The wounds are often caused by an ill-fitted saddles made out of improper materials. During September, in the off season of brick production, our outreach team went all the way to Nepalgunj where they conducted training on how to make a proper saddle and reduce wounds in their working animals. More

Micro Finance Training for the Equine Users Group at Nepalgunj

0-02-03-76935263c49ac7922d60468baa880b38e404bd259ee0e7d509265605b05293ef_fullNepalgunj, September, 2016– Animal Nepal on September organised a small training on the importance of micro finance to the equine owners of Nepalgunj. The training was conducted by Surendra Dip karki, an entrepreneur from Nepalgunj.

The brick season in Kathmandu runs for only half a year and the owners return back to Nepalgunj after the end of the brick season. In Nepalgunj they spend remaining time of the year in local tea shop where they spend minimum of 100 rs a day. That way they are able to save a very little money out of their work. The major intention behind this training was to change this attitude of the owners and make them understand the importance of saving. More

Meeting with ECTAD, FAO on Publication of LEGS Handbook

legs-2nd-edition-cover-compressedKathmandu, October, 2016– Representatives from Animal Nepal recently organised a meeting with National Programmed Director of ECTAD, FAO in the month of October 2016. Since FAO had carried out LEGS training program in Nepal, we assumed it would be appropriate to make a handbook based on LEGS study. Since it was a comprehensive research on how to take care of animals especially livestock during natural disasters we thought it would be very useful for the stakeholders. Nepal being in an earthquake prone zone and has suffered immensely in the course of the 25th April 2015 disaster and the next big concern that the country is facing is of glacial eruption, it is imperative that a handbook is taken out and handed out to the necessary stakeholders who in turn can educate themselves on how to better handle their livestock during moments of crisis. More

Educating Communities and Creating Change at Barabanki!

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At Animal Nepal we believe in creating change and making it everlasting which can only be achieved through education. Educating communities has been our primary importance since the beginning of our project. Besides providing emergency treatments and conducting health camps in brick factories we have been engaged in educating the equine owners and handlers and motivating them towards better changes in every possible ways. After working with the team experts from The Donkey Sanctuary UK and Donkey Sanctuary India at one of the biggest equine fair at Barabanki, our knowledge on educating communities even got broader. More

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