Tanzania: Animal Welfare Increases – College Students put What They Have Learned Into Practice!

Students at Madaba Agricultural College Using Shaker Bottels to Herd Cattle Instead of Sticks

Last November we visited the College for Agriculture in Madaba, Tanzania. In a three-day workshop we instructed the students on the subject of animal welfare. A special focus was on practical exercises. Cattle husbandry on the campus itself was also included. And now we have received mail from Tanzania:

Animal protection teacher Mr. Mkuki sent us photos of his students looking after cattle on campus. And instead of using sticks to drive and beat the animals as before, the students now use 'shaker bottles'. These are empty plastic bottles filled with pebbles that are used like rattles. The students have learned and understood how to treat animals more respectfully. This lesson will accompany them throughout their lives.

Our workshop has left traces that directly affect the animals. In order to deepen the students' animal welfare knowledge even more, we will continue to stay in close contact with the local lecturers.