Every four years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosts a Global Animal Welfare Conference. The OIE is an international policymaking body charged with preparing animal welfare standards that the OIE’s 180 member countries are obliged to meet. However, the OIE does not have enforcement powers. Therefore a major focus of the upcoming conference from 6-8 December in Guadalajara, Mexico is on how to achieve implementation of the OIE’s animal welfare standards. Also important to note is that the long-awaited Global Animal Welfare Strategy will be presented and discussed on December 8.
You can read more about the OIE and view a glossary of terms here.
For those interested in attending the conference, you can find additional information, accommodations, transportation information, and a call for posters on the conference website. Be sure to register before October 7, as conference prices will go after that date!