May 25, 2017

Adoption of the First OIE Global Strategy on Animal Welfare

On May 24, 2017, members of the World Organization for Animal Health, or OIE, adopted the first global strategy on animal welfare. It aims to achieve “A world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that complement the pursuit of animal health, human well-being, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.” The strategy is based on the following four pillars:

  • Development of international animal welfare standards
  • Enhancement of capacity building and training of Veterinary Services
  • Communication with governments, national and international organisations, and the public to raise awareness on animal welfare
  • Progressive implementation of OIE standards on animal welfare and their corresponding policies

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