google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Charities welcome agreement with OIE, the global body for animal welfare - Vetpol Community

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Charities welcome agreement with OIE, the global body for animal welfare

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Charities welcome agreement with OIE, the global body for animal welfare

    Click image for larger version

Name:	t.tlx.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	29.4 KB
ID:	46389
    Pictured: A working horse in Nicaragua

    The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) is pleased to announce the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW in Paris last week. This agreement will further advance this close working partnership to help improve animal welfare globally through the effective implementation of OIE animal welfare standards and guidelines.

    As members of ICFAW, The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare welcomed the agreement, which will further advance the close working partnership to help improve animal welfare globally.

    Matthew Stone, deputy director general, OIE explained: “The agreement covers cooperation activities on the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary profession on animal welfare, cooperation on the development and revision of international animal welfare standards and guidelines that are relevant to both organizations, ICFAW and OIE; and the development of a dialogue and sharing of positions on common issues of interest to animal welfare NGOs as represented by ICFAW and the OIE.”

    Alexandra Hammond-Seaman, Chair, ICFAW says: “ICFAW was formed in 2001 to represent non-governmental animal welfare organisations from all over the world at the OIE. We are currently a coalition of 17 member organisations and the coalition continues to expand. ICFAW organisations work in over 150 countries worldwide raising the standard of animal welfare globally.”

    “In recent years ICFAW and OIE have established excellent collaboration and many ICFAW members are supporting and participating in OIE lead initiatives developed to assist implementation. We are delighted that in this General Session a formal cooperation agreement between ICFAW and OIE has been adopted and we believe that by working together we can better meet the animal welfare challenges ahead and promote good animal welfare practices, which ultimately benefit animals and people.

    ”Valentina Riva, advocacy manager at The Donkey Sanctuary says: “The agreement gives us more influence, official status and a formal platform to engage directly with the OIE and to participate in its activities. Most of the OIE animal welfare-related activities now aim to focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

    At an ICFAW reception, World Horse Welfare, CEO, Roly Owers gave a presentation on behalf of The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare to highlight the crucial role working equids play in delivering SDGs – to strengthen livelihoods, facilitate access to clean water and help empower women.

    World Horse Welfare has been a member of ICFAW since 2013 and The Donkey Sanctuary since 2017. In April of that year, the charities, along with Brooke and SPANA, also formed the International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) to specifically focus on equine welfare within the OIE.

    During the 86th OIE General Assembly this week, ICWE also signed an agreement with the OIE to formalise their joint partnership. As an example of their work, ICWE will be organising joint workshops on working equids with the OIE in Brazil and Lesotho later this year. Valentina adds: “This is unprecedented and a new era for The Donkey Sanctuary.”

    World Horse Welfare, chief executive, Roly Owers said: “This is a great day for animal and equine welfare. As a member of ICFAW, World Horse Welfare is delighted that the OIE has formally recognised our coalition as a partner in helping to set and improve animal welfare standards worldwide, particularly those regarding horses, donkeys and mules. We are also pleased that a letter of intent between our specific working equid coalition and the OIE was signed this week, firming up our partnership in helping to implement the OIE chapter on working equids which is so necessary to help improve knowledge of how best to care for over 100 million working horses, donkeys and mules which sustain livelihoods across the world.”

    The Donkey Sanctuary has also been promoting The Clinical Companion of the Donkey, a new professional textbook that concentrates on the differences in the equine species that are unique to the donkey. It is hoped this valuable resource will disseminate information globally to educate and improve the health and welfare of donkeys worldwide.


    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • VisioCare TV and why you need it in your Practice Waiting Room
      Kristina Kisbee

      If our first reveal on VisioCare TV didn’t quite convince you, we’d like to tell you a bit more about how well this service can fit in with any Veterinary Practice waiting room environment, and how it can complement the visual communication tool VisioCare Consult. We’ve also looked at other waiting room TV options as a comparison. First impressions count VisioCare TV software has an expansive library of topical and standard but essential content – the animated messages follow...
      Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    • New edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Head, Neck and Thoracic Surgery available now
      Jo Kitson
      The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has released the second edition of its essential book, the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Head, Neck and Thoracic Surgery. The original editorial team of Daniel Brockman and David Holt welcomed Gert ter Haar to produce a highly practical manual that should be in every veterinary library.

      The new edition considers the substantial progress that has been made in this important field, including the challenges of treating airway
      ...
      16-10-2018, 11:10 AM
    • New Distance Learning Small Animal Medicine Programme from Improve International
      Jo Kitson

      A screenshot from the new programme

      Veterinary CPD specialist Improve Internationalwill launch a Distance Learning version of one of its most popular Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) programmes, Small Animal Medicine, in January 2019.

      The company says that the comprehensive 20 module medicine programme, covering all of the major body systems of cats and dog, combines the latest thinking in small animal medicine with its world-class learning resources to ensure that
      ...
      16-10-2018, 11:05 AM
    • Ceva launches cardiology roadshow
      Jo Kitson


      Ceva Animal Health has launched a cardiology roadshow to help educate veterinary professionals on cardiology and increase their confidence when dealing with cardiology cases.

      The ‘Cardio Roadshow’CPD meetings will be presented by leading UK cardiology experts including Adrian Boswood, Mike Martin and Emily Dutton and will feature up-to-date information on each topic together with case-based discussions and Q&A sessions.

      Each event kicks off with a complimentary
      ...
      16-10-2018, 11:01 AM
    • Laura Muir joins Simplyhealth Professionals at London Vet Show
      Kristina Kisbee

      GB athlete and veterinary surgeon, Laura Muir will be joining Simplyhealth Professionals on its stand (K58) at London Vet Show on Friday afternoon. The company is also providing a speciality coffee station.

      Delegates are invited to visit the stand for a coffee and a chat. Laura will be available from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm on Friday for photo opportunities or to answer questions about her amazing achievements, maintaining wellbeing and how she has balanced her studies and career
      ...
      12-10-2018, 02:49 PM
    • Research reveals new data on deadly dog disease
      Jo Kitson
      Vets have taken a further step into understanding the deadly dog disease Alabama Rot, but have warned that identifying the exact cause and potentially finding a cure, will take more time.

      The research, undertaken by the Royal Veterinary College and Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, revealed almost 95% of confirmed cases of Alabama Rot, clinically known as CRGV (Cutaneous Renal and Glomerular Vasculopathy), have occurred between November and May.

      It also found most
      ...
      12-10-2018, 11:02 AM
    Working...
    X