ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ENERGY FROM DRAUGHT ANIMALS

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The most commonly used draught animals are oxen/bulls, others are horses, donkeys, camel etc




They are used to in plough/prepare farms, transport goods etc

Advantages of energy from draught animals

  • Readily available all over the world.
  • Maintenance of animals is cheap – require only food and water.
  • Animals are flexible i.e. can go through areas that are inaccessible by other transport
  • means e.g. roads/railway.
  • Some animals can be used in ASALs




Disadvantages of energy from draught animals

  • Prone to diseases and fatigue.
  • Work that can be done by animals is restricted to rural areas.
  • Work that can be done by the animals is limited – they tire quickly