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First OIE Global Strategy for Animal Welfare adopted by 180 countries

The first OIE Global Strategy on Animal Welfare has been adopted by 180 countries. The aim of the Strategy is 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 four principles:

  • 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; and,
  • Progressive implementation of OIE standards on animal welfare and their corresponding policies.

You can read the Strategy in full here: http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/home/eng/Media_Center/docs/pdf/85SG/AW/EN_OIE_AW_Strategy.pdf.

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