HAWL is a tiny ‘not-for-profit’ organisation whose only full-time member of staff is a volunteer, (founder, Chris Lees). It survives due to the goodwill and dedication of supporters – farmers, homeopaths and vets – and the generosity of benefactors, such as HRH the Prince of Wales, who have donated to us several times to keep our head above water.
WHY SUPPORT US?
The simple answer is that farmers who use a homeopathic approach to animal health report that they use fewer antibiotics and drugs, which means safer milk and meat, and a healthier environment. Three quarters of all farmers who take the HAWL course are aiming to reduce antibiotic usage.
BECOME A FRIEND OF HAWL:
For £20 a year our Friends receive:
• Regular newsletter
• 5% Discount off the HAWL 3 Day Course
• Annual Founder’s Report
MAKE A DONATION:
Any amount will put a smile on our faces! Simply fill in the amount below to send us a donation.
Why we need your help:
Support for Farmers:
HAWL exists to support farmers who care passionately about animal welfare and the environment, and who want to learn an holistic and sustainable approach to animal health. Many of these are tenant or small family farmers who are struggling to keep afloat, and with no support from conventional vet practices to support their aims to use homeopathy. Once they have completed the course and gone back to their farms, without help, many farmers quickly lose confidence in their skills and report feeling isolated. Your donation enables us to run local groups for isolated farmers and to train Green Wellie Mentors – homeopathic vets, homeopaths and other farmers- to provide support and continue their learning.
Fund our Research:
Antibiotic resistance is already having a critical impact on human health. Currently, in the UK 45% of all antibiotics are used for farm animals. This contributes hugely towards resistance in people as residues go into the water we drink and onto the land on which our food is grown and raised. Farmers who use a homeopathic approach tell us that they see their animals’ health increase and antibiotic usage decrease. We aim to gather data from a number of farms to examine their records pre and post homeopathy, with a view to providing evidence that a homeopathic approach creates a healthier farm.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
HAWL needs you! Whether you have a spare day a year or a few hours a week, you can help. Currently volunteers run our social media pages, our private forums, conduct research, train mentors, support low-income farmers, and teach. Whatever your skillset, we can find you a rewarding role! Contact us for more information.
Farmers can join our register of BUDDY FARMERS to give peer support. Many HAWL farmers feel isolated and lonely – a quick call to another farmer who has similar problems or to share successes makes a huge difference. Contact us for information.
BECOME A MENTOR OR TEACHER
For homeopathic vets and qualified homeopaths only: our course teachers and Green Wellie Mentors (GWM’s) develop our farmers’ homeopathy skills and support their learning. Demand for our course is growing, as is post-course support. We are always happy to hear from vets with farm animal experience who want to teach, and from homeopaths who want to teach or mentor.
NB: By law, only a vet or the farmer themselves can prescribe homeopathy for their animals. Therefore, our mentors do not prescribe, they coach farmers to develop their skills and become proficient prescribers themselves.
Contact us to find out more if you are interested in teaching on the course or mentoring a farmer.