Helping working animals in Indonesia

In this vast multi-island country, it’s not unusual to find horses used as transport where motor vehicles are either prohibited or simply unable to access due to difficult terrain. We’re working in Indonesia to provide free veterinary treatment to working animals there.

Indonesia at a glance

  • Population: 273.5 million 
  • Area: 1,904,569 square km 
  • Location: South East Asia 
  • Capital city: Jakarta 
  • Estimated number of working animals: 392,137 
  • Number of mobile clinics and clinical skills centres: Two 
  • Number of working animals treated in 2021: 107 
  • Number of animal owners trained in 2021: 27 
  • Number of veterinary professionals trained in 2021: 359 

Our work in Indonesia

SPANA is working in the country’s capital, Jakarta, to provide free veterinary treatment to working horses, especially carriage horses. Our clinical skills centre also provides practical skills training to veterinary professionals and conducts important research.

We also help working animals affected by crisis situations. In 2020, when the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic hit, the Gili Islands in Indonesia were closed to tourists. Local laws forbid the use of motorised vehicles on the island, so the horses that are used as transport were left hungry and alone. We distributed lifesaving supplies of nutritious feed, providing 86 horses in need with 215 bags of rice bran in the first two days of the project alone. This project continued in 2021.

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