Where is the intersection between human and animal rights?
For many travelers to the less developed parts of the world, it can still come as a shock to discover how reliant so many communities still are on animals.
Countless families around the world depend on horses, mules, donkeys, camels and oxen for their livelihoods — and sometimes even their lives. These hardworking animals are the backbone of many societies, yet their lives can be short and involve great suffering.
Working day after day in extreme temperatures, often with poor harnessing, little food and no veterinary care when they are sick or injured. In regions where working animals are the livelihood, it is crucial to realize that providing care for these animals we advocate for both human and animal health, and the development of sustainable communities.