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The Link Between Animal Welfare and Sustainable Development: Lessons for Somalia. A Review Article

The Link Between Animal Welfare and Sustainable Development: Lessons for Somalia. A Review Article

Abdiaziz Idiris Mohamud1,2*, Yonis Abukar Mohamed1,3 and Shafii Abdullahi Mohamed1,4

1Somali Animal Welfare Society (SAWS), Mogadishu, Somalia; 2Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh; 3Faculty of Veterinary Science, Benadir University, Mogadishu, Somalia; 4Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and animal Husbandry, Somali National University, Mogadishu, Somalia.

 
*Correspondence | Abdiaziz Idiris Mohamud, Somali Animal Welfare Society (SAWS), Mogadishu, Somalia; Email: dr.idiriis@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

This study explores the importance of integrating animal welfare into Somalia’s sustainable development strategies. The interconnectedness of animal welfare, livelihoods, and environmental sustainability is highlighted, emphasizing the need for comprehensive approaches. Stakeholder engagement, partnerships, and capacity-building initiatives are crucial for effective collaboration and resource optimization. Addressing research gaps, including socio-economic impact assessments, intervention effectiveness evaluations, cultural and contextual considerations, analysis of different production systems, and exploration of the intersection of animal welfare and zoonotic disease prevention, is necessary for evidence-based decision-making. By leveraging research, promoting evidence-based interventions, and strengthening policy and governance frameworks, Somalia can enhance animal welfare, support sustainable livelihoods, and contribute to overall sustainable development in the country. The integration of animal welfare into Somalia’s sustainable development agenda will not only benefit animal well-being but also foster resilient livestock systems, preserve cultural practices, and also contributing to global efforts to create a more equitable and compassionate world.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 56, Iss. 1, pp. 01-501

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