Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Animal Welfare in the Developing Countries

Marwan Abdulhaleem*

Small Animals Veterinary Surgeon, Alexandria, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Marwan Abdulhaleem, Small Animals Veterinary Surgeon, Alexandria, Egypt.

Received: December 13, 2021; Published: January 13, 2022


There’s a big gap in animal welfare conditions between the developed countries and the developing countries especially in Africa and Asia, due to many factors like the economic conditions in these countries, the cultural predispositions regarding how animals should be treated and the nature of their relationship with humans, and the religious beliefs that impact how certain animals are viewed and treated. Till this day working animals are malnutritioned, overworked and mistreated in many countries around the world. Production animals are mass farmed in small areas, with not much freedom to move and express their normal behavior and are mistreated and abused during slaughter. Wild and captive animals are also farmed in some countries, or abused and mistreated for human entertainment, and many of the organizations working to save these animals lack the resources to make a difference. Stray dog populations are mass murdered in horrible ways across the streets in many countries while people watch. In Egypt, many movements have been made to implement laws to improve the animal welfare status in the country but with very minimal results. The key to improving the animal welfare status in the developing countries lies in the education and awareness of the masses which should go hand in hand with implementing the laws, as the laws alone won’t be significant as long as the people don’t believe in their value and are not concerned with animal welfare.

Keywords: Animal Welfare; Animal Rights; Developing Countries; Egypt


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Citation: Marwan Abdulhaleem. “Animal Welfare in the Developing Countries". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.2 (2022): 17-20.


Copyright: © 2022 Marwan Abdulhaleem. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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