Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA)


From the farm to the market: safe way to transport live chickens

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Have you noticed how chickens are transported in your area? Many chicken vendors in Malawi transport their chickens upside down-tied on the handles of their bicycles. This can lead to injuries, stress and poor welfare for these animals.

The LSPCA has stepped up to support chicken vendors in improving the transportation and welfare of their chickens. The organization has distributed custom-made chicken baskets to vendors in and around Lilongwe. By providing chicken baskets to these vendors, LSPCA not only is helping to improve the living conditions of the animals, but also ensuring that they arrive at their destination safely. The use of these chicken baskets reduces stress on the birds during transit, which can help maintain meat quality and reduce mortality rates.

LSPCA recognize that many small-scale chicken vendors lack access to proper equipment for transporting chickens, which can lead to injuries and even death. Moreover, supporting chicken vendors helps improve local economies by empowering those who rely on selling poultry as a source of income. By working with these vendors, LSPCA is making a direct impact on communities while promoting animal welfare.

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Therefore, it's crucial that all those involved in the transportation of live animals make conscious efforts towards their well-being. By supporting initiatives such as distributing chicken baskets and educating individuals on proper animal handling techniques, we can create a more ethical and sustainable world for all living beings.

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