From mountain Gorillas
to Elephants, Rwanda is home to some of the world's most iconic species. Thanks
to the significant commitment towards wildlife and environmental protections
Rwanda has shown to become one of the leading voices on the African continent.
The protection, however, of domesticated animals has not been prioritized and therefore lags behind the progress Rwanda has made in protecting wildlife.
People maliciously and without reasonable justification kill, mistreat or seriously wound livestock or domestic animals included DOGS.
Despite Rwanda's strong commitment to the protection of wildlife, there is limited concern and enforcement of the laws against cruelty to domestic animals. Education surrounding the welfare of domestic and companion animals is limited and remains largely unenforced.
People routinely engage in cruel activities, such as the poisoning of stray dogs due to their negative image in the country. This is at a time when dog breeding and ownership should take a lead and grow.
At Virunga homestay we advocate for the dogs rights and welfare. We engage our guests willing to partner with us in advocating for animal welfare and donating for this cause. This is also another way to raise our voice towards wildlife and animal protection.