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Friday, 23 September 2016 22:12

Reminder: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) 4th Global Animal Welfare Conference

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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.

OIEMexYou can read more about the OIE and view a glossary of terms here.

Additionally, the International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) is organizing a pre-meeting with animal protection organizations attending the conference. The tentative date for this meeting is 5 December. If you plan to attend the Global Conference, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be sure to link you in and send the necessary information about this pre-meeting.

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!

Jessica Bridgers

Jessica is the Executive Director at World Animal Net. Having received a B.S. in biology with minors in chemistry and anthropology from the University of New Mexico, she combines a scientific background with a passion for animal protection. She completed her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University and internships with Humane Society International, Animal Protection of New Mexico, and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society before arriving at World Animal Net. In her free time, she volunteers with horse and wildlife rescues. 


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