More than a decade ago, Nepal established the Animal Transportation Standard, which ensures that animals will be transported with the appropriate care and in fully equipped trucks with enough room for them. Articles 15, 16, and 17 of Animal Transportation Standards, 2064, clearly state the provision regarding the means of transportation for animals. In reality, this standard is not often followed in Nepal because there are no enforcement authorities working to enforce it. Inhumane conditions are used to transfer numerous animals to our nation’s capital from various places for a variety of purposes. They have no room to sit or move around. Animals are confined to a tight space and are forcefully bound with ropes from head to tail while riding in trucks, keeping them immobile for long periods of time. Although there are laws against it, they are neither enforced nor checked.
Ban Live Animal Transportation campaign was started by Sneha’s Care in 2017, with a focus on outlawing the transport of animals from Nepal’s lowlands to the nation’s capital in a cruel way. Since the program’s commencement, we have trained government representatives on how to properly manage the transportation of animals. We have also assisted enforcement agencies by setting up checkpoints and by providing necessary materials. Sneha’s Care wants to make this program available to all provinces nationwide and put a stop to animal cruelty in transportation.
Sneha’s Care aims to expand this program nationwide in all provinces and envisage ending cruelty from animal transportation.