Morocco: Helping the Animals at Mers El Kheir Market

Today, our Moroccan team is with the animals at Mers El Kheir market, supported by volunteer Clara from Spain.

At first, they take care of the sheep and goats. Most of them are put on the ground with their legs tied together – a well-trodden and sorry sight. Also, many of the sheep and lambs are dragged by their legs and thrown and pushed on unsuitable vehicles.

Ali, Habib and Boubaker try to talk to and educate the owners. Those who already walk their sheep with the help of cords or ropes (instead of putting them shackled on the ground) get a collar from our team to motivate and encourage them. All the owners promise to use the collars. Next time we will see whether they keep their promise.

At the end, our team helps the chicken and ducks at the market by giving them water and food. This way they act as a role model for the people, showing them what they could and should to better.