Research and Publications

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE WELFARE ASPECT OF THE ELEPHANT TRAINING AT ELEPHANT BREEDING CENTER 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPORTING MOUNTAIN MULES:  ‘A SURVEY ON WORKING MULES OF GORKHA’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NEW ‘ECO-FRIENDLY DONKEY SANCTUARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL INSTRUMENTS ADDRESSING ANIMAL WELFARE IN NEPAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LALITPUR DOG SURVEY 2015

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Animal Nepal in March 2015 conducted a population survey of the roaming street dog population of 22 wards of Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City, its main working area. The total population was established at 2793 dogs. Animal Nepal believes this survey will be instrumental to carefully measure the outcomes of its ongoing Humane Dog Management Programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN ELEPHANT IS NOT A MACHINE

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This survey into the welfare of privately owned captive elephants in Sauraha, Chitwan, was conducted by Animal Nepal Director Lucia de Vries. The survey shows that the elephants’ welfare is severely compromised. Recommendations are offered to authorities, elephant owners and mahout to improve the conditions of the majestic Asian Elephant in captivity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOGS OF KATHMANDU: MAN’S BEST FRIEND BETRAYED

This is a unique report that reveals people’s perceptions and practices regarding stray & pet dogs. This report is for anyone preparing interventions and advocating for better treatment of Kathmandu’s stray dogs. This report also provides valuable insight into the level of care that is provided to pets by their owners.

 

 

 

 

 

BEASTS OF BURDEN: EQUINE ABUSE IN NEPALGUNJ

This report is on Nepalgunj, which is where many donkey and mules arrive from India, and are bred, bought and sold. These animals carry goods up the mountains as well as work at brick kilns across the country. Brick donkeys travel with their owners by truck across the country to Kathmandu brick kilns, where they work during the dry season (December – May). After the season ends, they return to Nepalgunj, where they are either sold or kept until the next season starts.

 

 

 

 

 

STOP MONKEY BUSINESS CAMPAIGN REPORT

First handed out to Nepali audiences by Jane Goodall, this report compiled by Lucia De Vries and Mangal Man Shakya, reveals a shady monkey business taking place in Nepal. In February 2009, the Stop Monkey Business campaign, which lasted for seven long years, saw a major breakthrough when the parliament ordered the Minister of Forestry to halt the breeding and export of monkeys for US labs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVALENCE OF HELMINTHS PARASITES IN MULES

This research was conducted by Ram Chandra Sapkota of HICAST Nepal in brick factories in which Animal Nepal is conducting its Working Equine Outreach Programme and is the most comprehensive report on this disease in Nepal to date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELEPHANT TRAINING IN NEPAL

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AWNN in 2011 conducted a research into contemporary training methods of working elephants used in the government’s Elephant Breeding Center in Sauraha, Chitwan. Researchers Manoj Gautam and Santosh Khatiwada found that ritualized training continues despite the introduction of humane, evidence based training methods by WWF. The present training methods result in physical and emotional trauma among elephant calves.

 

 

 

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Carol Buckley, founder of Elephant Aid International, who has worked with captive elephants in Nepal for a number of year, has developed a set of Best Practices specially focused on Nepal’s safari elephants

 

ANIMAL NEPAL BROCHURE 

This playful and colourful design introduces Animal Nepal as a leading Nepalese organisation in the field of animal rights and welfare. We have used the colours of the Nepalese flag, as well as the map of Nepal, dividing it not into federal states, but have marked the various areas with animal silhouettes.

 

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