Although Animal Rahat must work to help individual animals every day, it knows that the best way to help working animals is by changing the attitudes and practices of their owners. That’s why the group engages in extensive community outreach. It hosts workshops and practical demonstrations to inform owners of proper grooming practices, hoof maintenance, parasite control, alternatives to painful devices like nose ropes and hobbles, and other important ways to prevent their animals from suffering.
Veterinarians and students also participate in Animal Rahat–led training sessions to learn how they can prevent the suffering of thousands of bulls each year by practicing painless castration methods. After learning the basic principles, participants follow the group’s expert into the field where they see firsthand just how much easier these simple and effective methods are on bullocks.
The team also attends fairs and festivals to which large numbers of animals transport attendees or where they’re sold, sharing information about compassion and humane animal-care practices. Animal Rahat holds workshops and demonstrations on site at these events so that attendees can return home with greater knowledge of how to take care of their working animals.