The government of Nepal’s major priorities for self-sufficiency in the sector of livestock farming are its commercialization and an increase in animal numbers. As a result of the numerous grants and subsidies provided by governmental organizations, the growth in the number of these industries is evident. Due to a lack of enforceable industry norms, animal welfare issues are largely ignored in this sector.
Sneha’s Care is collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development in order to create animal welfare standards for the livestock industry and implement them through multi-stakeholder partnerships. This program also focuses on a farm animal welfare certification scheme, which incorporates many elements of ethical animal welfare standards. Sneha’s Care had filed and won two cases in Supreme Court related to animal welfare in 2074 and 2076.