Botswana

SPANA is supporting the Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS), a charity which improves the lives of domestic animals by providing free veterinary care in northern Botswana.

Donkey with ear tags

We are completely funding a project where locally recruited staff will attach reflectors to the ears of 500 donkeys in the Maun area of northern Botswana so that they can be seen by motorists at night. In this area road traffic accidents are responsible for numerous deaths and serious injuries amongst livestock and donkeys, and also cause considerable harm to passengers and vehicles. Because livestock are allowed to roam freely day and night they are at risk on fast and dangerous roads, but they need to be there to access the sparse amount of grazing available to them. Depending on the success of the project, the aim is to roll it out to a wider area where the sale of the ear tags will inspire development of small community enterprises. 

Botswana ears

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