The 5 Freedoms listed below were included in the 2007 Animal Welfare Act, the first set of animal welfare laws passed in the UK since 1911.
Freedom from hunger and thirst
Freedom from discomfort
Freedom from pain, injury and disease
Freedom to express normal behaviour
Freedom from fear and distress.
BAWA’s education programs in schools and communities have shown time and time again that the children of Bali love their companion animals and want to take care of them to the best of their ability.
By teaching guidelines like the 5 Freedoms, BAWA’s education programs are making a difference to the lives of animals. Not so long ago, only a few percent of daily calls to BAWA’s 24/7 emergency hotline (0811-389-004) were from Balinese people, now that figure is at 60%.
Funding for BAWA’s important education programs is an ongoing challenge, so if you would like to find out more or help us with this vital work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org; consider making a monthly donation as a valued Friend of Bawa; or please go to http://bawabali.com/please-donate.html. Education is the key to a better future. Thank you.
BAWA partners with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on an important education pilot program in Gianyar communities.