II. Awareness/Raising and Information

Awareness Days
World Animal Day
World Wildlife Day
World Rabies Day
Others

Information
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Animal Welfare Information
Australian Animal Welfare Strategy Website
Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFA) Journal Animal Welfare

Conferences and Events
OIE World Conferences
OIE Key Events
World Animal Net (WAN) Events


Awareness Days

World Animal Day  4th October

World Animal Day is the most appropriate day for raising awareness of animal welfare. World Animal Day is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

This website includes events around the world (and the opportunity to add your own), and information and resources. 

World Wildlife Day  3rd March

World Wildlife Day is now an UN-recognized celebration and awareness day for wildlife. A special theme is chosen for World Wildlife Day each year.

World Rabies Day  28th September

World Rabies Day is a good day to create awareness of humane stray control issues and programs.

Others

There are also other animal awareness days commemorating many different species, events and programs. These include a World Day for Laboratory Animalson 24th April, which is an international commemoration day for animals who have died in laboratories (now often celebrated for the whole week, as World Week for Animals in Laboratories). 


Information

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Animal Welfare Gateway

A single access point for a wide range of information related to the welfare of farm animals. A participatory platform to retrieve and submit information, as well as to engage in commonly developed projects and thematic discussions.

Australian Animal Welfare Strategy Website

The Australian Animal Welfare website is under the custodianship of the Australian Veterinary Association, but was designed for all animal welfare stakeholders. This website is a useful tool for accessing relevant and useful research and advice about animal welfare. 

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)

The United States Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching.
 

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Journal Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare is an international scientific and technical journal. It publishes the results of peer-reviewed scientific research, technical studies and reviews relating to the welfare of kept animals (e.g. on farms, in laboratories, zoos and as companions) and of those in the wild whose welfare is compromised by human activities.


Conferences and Events

OIE World Conferences

World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) world conferences.

OIE Key Events

Other key OIE events.

World Animal Net (WAN) Events

Upcoming animal protection events.