The union between technical knowledge and activism as a tool to save the donkey

Authors

  • Gislane Junqueira Brandão Frente Nacional de Defesa dos Jumentos, Salvador – BA, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1098-2533
  • Joice Heloisa de Medeiros União Defensora dos Animais Bicho Feliz, Salvador – BA, Brazil
  • Geuza Leitão Barros União Internacional Protetora dos Animais do Ceará, Fortaleza – CE, Brazil
  • Adriana Wanderley Pinho Pessoa Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Fortaleza – CE, Brazil
  • Adroaldo José Zanella Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo – SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5505-1679
  • Chiara Albano de Araujo Oliveira Universidade Federal da Bahia, Escola de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Salvador – BA, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4970-1070
  • Elizabeth Macgregor Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil
  • Vânia Plaza Nunes Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal, Jundiaí – SP, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2021.175282

Keywords:

Animal welfare, Technical cooperation, Animal protection, One health

Abstract

This case report presents the importance of articulation between legal professionals with the expertise of those who work in different areas of animal science and the activists of animal cause. The report is based on the experience that took place in the interior of the State of Bahia, with a donkey herd, the target of foreign groups interested in donkey hide exploration. The animals were rescued from mistreatment and slaughter, thanks to efficient legal work, aided by several areas of the veterinary sciences, and supported politically by the movement of animal activists. The union between activism and technical knowledge in the areas of health, breeding, nutrition, animal welfare, and legal knowledge is a tool that should not be overlooked. On the contrary, it has proved effective, confirming a strong and innovative link capable of saving animals, promoting their welfare, generating technical knowledge, and new and promising proposals for intersectoral action.

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Published

2021-04-26

How to Cite

Brandão, G. J., Medeiros, J. H. de, Barros, G. L., Pessoa, A. W. P., Zanella, A. J., Oliveira, C. A. de A., Macgregor, E., & Nunes, V. P. (2021). The union between technical knowledge and activism as a tool to save the donkey. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 58, e175282. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2021.175282

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