Animal welfare is dependent on the economic well-being of the human society around it. It never use to be this way but there are so many people on the planet it is necessary.
ANAW is trying to eradicating the practice of taking bush meat in areas around Voi Town and Kasigau by providing economic alternatives. Eradicating bush meat with alternatives to make and sell snare art is an example of what we mean by developing economy. Animal welfare is dependent to a large degree on the movement of money through the community. If we can create genuine alternatives for creating jobs that compensate individuals compensates individuals in another way we are closer to reaching our objectives.
ANAW-USA works with its counterpart, ANAW in Kenya, to promote economic development that sustains animal welfare efforts. Creating snare art replaces the incentive for trapping animals. It is an alternative that complements ANAW’s message and mission for protecting wildlife.
Other examples for economic development:
- Helping the Weavers of Rukanga market baskets promotes the economy of the village
- Creating new product lines such as jewelry and beads
- Working with groups like Hiro & Wolf to promote African products
- Plans for establishing a wildlife corridor will hire rangers to patrol and prevent poaching
- Creating other job opportunities that connect animal welfare to incentives for keeping animals healthy is a critical feature of our success
- Promoting Kenyan’s crafts work through this web site
Buying items from our website supports our vision for participating in the economic well-being of communities close to wildlife in Kenya. Your partnership in promoting ANAW and its growing product line of crafts ultimately helps sustain wildlife in Kenya. This is our vision and belief. Please join us by this modest means as well as your charitable donations.
Who We Are
Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) is a Pan-African Organization based in Kenya that promotes humane treatment of all animals and the well being of communities living with them.
To promote sustainability of animals and communities in Africa.
To partner with ANAW, and others, promoting an all Africa agenda, sustained by communities for conservation, compassion, protection and responsible care of all animals.