THE SIX FREEDOMS

A SAFE PLACE FOR HORSES IN GHANA AND BEYONDNETWORKING AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE. Supported by Animal Kind International.

OUR MISSION: THE SIX FREEDOMS ACCRA as a green sustainable research hub, based on the principles of ONE HEALTH: we bridge disciplines, connect people and horses (and other animals) become a role model for new perspectives on VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND HEALING: thereby rising awareness on the interconnections of animal cruelty and domestic violence.

Horses are one of the most sensitive flight animals – they can mirror humans emotions and have been used successfully for healing of trauma. We want to use their knowledge for our research and find new perspectives on leadership, trust based connection and healing of trauma.

With our established and consistently growing network of professionals, we seek to CHANGE THE SITUATION OF HORSES AND PEOPLE FOR THE BETTER, raising awareness for the importance of TRUST AND CARE, based on our SIX FREEDOMS philosophy: 

THE SIX FREEDOMS

FREEDOM FROM HUNGER AND THIRST

FREEDOM FROM DISCOMFORT

FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY, OR DISEASE

FREEDOM TO EXPRESS NORMAL BEHAVIOR

FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND DISTRESS

FREEDOM FROM BEING PROPERTY

Our network further consists of established local and international artists, researchers and scientists who will enable us to host high quality events and workshops at our facilities, where visitors will be inspired by our environment. THE SIX FREEDOMS will be designed to be eco-friendly, by using the most efficient methods from the latest research. 

Moreover, several local businesses will enable THE SIX FREEDOMS to be flexible and self-sufficient.

Foal Goodnews came to our location in Akim Asafo, together with her pregnant mother Queen in August 2021.
We urgently need financial support to but them a shelter.

WHY OUR WORK IS IMPORTANT

In Ghana, as in other countries, many horses suffer from mental and physical abuse, due to limited financial means and lack of professional care. Animals are mostly treated with dominance and violence and therefore face constant mental stress. Most horse caretakers in Ghana live a life without dignity, in wooden shacks or small rooms within the horse stables, living from hand to mouth. The horse owners, many of whom bought their horses to race them, use them for polo matches, or for traditional festivals, only see their horses for special events and shy away from the responsibilities of an animal owner. Often, horse caretakers treat the horses themselves, without veterinary assistance, resulting in bad side effects and sometimes death.

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