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My name is Anisha and I'm a UK based vet surgeon and practising herbalist. Over the past years, I have had the opportunity to work in various animal welfare/community education projects around the world, including The Millennium Elephant Foundation, Sri Lanka, and India project for Animals and Nature, Tamil Nadu.
All of them live and breathe together, telling the same magical stories, suffering the same poor conditions.
I have often given dental treatment to an animal whose owner has no teeth!
So many of these areas have to burn the plastic they use as there is no disposal/recycling service, leading to severe problems for animal, owner and the wild environment.
As well, all of these communities have amazing skills, cultures and passions that have compelled me to listen, learn and be humbled every day. This project I wish to establish is not about Saving The Natives. It's about mutual respect and exchange. For the whole community ecosystem.
So all of that said, I have realised that, for me, the central focuses for me should be:
- Living by example
- Producing examples that are truly contextual and accesible to the local people
- Valuing the skills, knowledge and opinions that already exist whilst seeding new and relevant ideas for welfare and health
Animal Nature is starting a small scale, organic, ecological mixed homestead, with an idea to open it as a demonstrative space for the village, the surrounding region, international volunteers and hopefully the educational community of the country.
Click 'The Farm' for more details...