World Day for Farmed Animals Asia is on October 2nd and the Asia for Animals Coalition is supporting a great program of webinars and other activities in the lead up, beginning 28th Sept. We would be delighted to have you participate in this great collaboration to shine a light on the growing movement for farm animals across Asia.
Everything you need to know is on THIS SITE
Register for free webinars & subscribe for updates HERE
A central Facebook event is HERE
Know someone who is a hero for farm animals in Asia? Tell us their story HERE and we will publish as part of the “Humans of Farm Animal Welfare” profile series.
TELL US about your participation HERE and we will add it to the site & promote your activities via socials.
Please help us to promote this event far and wide to your audience & contacts
#wdfa #wdfaasia #dayforanimals.
The first week of October was an eventful one—on Monday I had a knee operation, and thankfully it went well. A planned public transit strike was called off, and so on Thursday, the 5th and Friday, the 6th I attended the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Conference on Extinction and Livestock, which was held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. It was worth the hobble to London, and the indignity of looking aged … leaning on a walking stick!
Each year worldwide millions of farm animals are transported on harsh long journeys taking them to slaughterhouses or for fattening.
This year’s General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) covered two issues chosen by OIE Delegates from suggestions put forward by different OIE regions. One issue was the costs of animal diseases, and the other was antimicrobial resistance.
Chimpanzees. Elephants. Dolphins. Perhaps dogs. These are the animals that many people, including animal advocates, envision when thinking of the “smartest” animals. However, this list, accurate as it may be, is by no means inclusive. There are in fact other animals who can hold their own in scientists’ tests for intelligence and emotion, but who are all too often overlooked simply because of the role they play in human society.
As 2014 comes to a close, we at WAN recognize that there is much work to do to make the world a better place for animals in 2015 and beyond – see our Twelve Wishes for 2015. At the same time we are thrilled to celebrate tremendous victories for animals in all corners of the globe. Many of these victories came about after the tireless efforts of the animal protection community that we are dedicated to serving. Our top picks are below:
The WAN blog allows us to share our expertise in the fields of policy, science, communications, management, and more in a manner that animal protection organizations can easily incorporate into their everyday work for animals. The blog also provides the opportunity to highlight important work of individual organizations and campaigns, and allows researchers, experts, and others outside of WAN to provide useful information to the animal protection community.