Improving live animal transportation and slaughter
The Northern Region of Malawi is mainly dependent the urbanite livestock products’ market of Lilongwe and Mzuzu. Transport to accessing these lucrative livestock markets has unfortunately used as one of the means of increasing profits by middlemen involved in this trade.
Cattle are trekked from as far as Embangweni to Lilongwe on hoof with little access to feeds, water or even rest. Since this region has a heavy dependence on livestock trade, the sheer numbers involved in this trade, presents a high animal welfare price on the animals.
ALL CREATURES has embarked on reviving the previous livestock resting areas through engaging with the middlemen, the cattle market committees, district executive commttees and the traditional leaders.
We are also examining the loading of those animals that are transported on trucks, the preparation of the surface, loading methods and right through the process up to slaughter. Our livestock team is headed by a veterinarian, supported by a community officer, and a programmes assistant.
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