East Africa – Our Training Package for the IGAD Region

Some of the most 'farm’ animal-rich countries on the African continent are located in the IGAD region on the Horn of Africa. Cattle, camels, sheep and goats in particular are kept here; in a wide variety of herd sizes. Most animals are sold via animal markets. From the market, they are transported to slaughterhouses or exported to other countries. All IGAD countries are members of the OIE and committed to its international animal welfare standards. Animals' Angels has produced animal welfare training materials for the entire region, based on our field work and the OIE guidelines.

Improving the Protection of Animals

The IGAD region consists of the following Member States: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. In 2018 and 2019, Animals' Angels is on a fact-finding mission in Ethiopia and Kenya. We are at numerous animal markets, farms and slaughterhouses. We document the handling and care of the animals and the conditions during their transport.

This training package is created from our film and photographic material and is based on the rich insight and information we have received, as well as the OIE guidelines. All footage was shot by Animals' Angels on location in East Africa.

Our Training Video

Title: Improving Animal Welfare in the IGAD-Region
Length: 30 minutes | Language: English

Target Group: All actors in the ‘farm’ animal sector in IGAD countries and in countries with similar agricultural conditions (veterinarians, control authorities, government representatives, traders, stock people, animal market workers).

Topics: Animal welfare at the market and during transport, needs of ‘farm’ animals, respectful treatment of ‘farm’ animals, practical solutions for existing animal welfare problems.

Watch or Download the Film Chapter by Chapter

Chapter 1: Introduction/Summary
(8 Min, in main film: 00:00 – 08:08)
This chapter is an introduction into the topic of ‘farm’ animal welfare at markets and during transport in the IGAD region. It shows the life stages of a ‘farm’ animal: from the villages to animal markets and to the slaughterhouse, as well as the topic of transport. Finally, the four main problems at markets are presented, which are examined in detail in Chapter 2 and 3 (see below).
→ Download Chapter 1

Chapter 2: Market Infrastructure/Animal Handling
(10 Min, in main film: 08:08 – 17:46)
This chapter deals with two crucial topics: infrastructure and the handling of animals. The facilities at a market and the treatment of each individual animal play a major role in preventing injury and suffering. Both topics are covered in detail, based on the OIE Animal Welfare Guidelines. All footage was shot by Animals' Angels on location in East Africa.
→ Download Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Loading Density/Animal Care/Enforcement
(12 Min, in main film: 17:46 – 30:03)
This chapter explores the following important questions about animal welfare: How many animals should be loaded? Why does overloading cause suffering? What care do animals in the market need? And what role do inspection officers play? The chapter examines existing animal welfare problems, followed by best-practice examples. Throughout, reference is made to the OIE Animal Welfare Guidelines.
→ Download Chapter 3

Our Flyer, Poster and Banner

To be distributed and displayed! Our illustration "Animal Welfare at Markets" deals in figurative language with the issue of animal protection at animal markets and during transport. Two market scenes illustrate existing problems versus best-practice examples.

Target audience: All stakeholders in the ‘farm’ animal sector in IGAD countries and in countries with similar agricultural conditions (veterinarians, control authorities, government representatives, traders, stock people, animal market workers).

Language: English (translations are possible, please contact us)

Topics: Animal welfare at markets and during transport, needs of 'farm' animals, respectful treatment of 'farm' animals.

Availability: Flyers, posters and banners are available on request. If you are interested, please contact us.

Project Manager:
Sophie Greger


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