Animal rights and welfare advocacy for enhanced food security in Nigeria

  • GE Ifenkwe
Keywords: Animal welfarism, Advocacy Journalism, Food Security

Abstract

The tropical conditions of the Nigerian environment favours domestic and wild animal production. It, therefore, not only offers ample investment opportunities in the livestock sub-sector of the economy, but also guarantees food security for the nation. This study examined basic animal welfare rights, and ascertained selected stakeholders advocacy and welfare promotion efforts in Nigeria. It entailed extensive review of ADP reports and selected national newspapers for a period of six months. Findings indicate a low level of animal welfare/rights consciousness in Nigeria. The efforts of the ADPs in promoting animal welfare technologies, is commendable. The print media (newspapers) have not abdicated their advocacy roles regarding animal welfare/rights promotion. The paper reminds stakeholders of their onerous task of educating the populace on animal welfare rights that would enhance food security and subsequently promote human welfare.
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