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World Animal Day

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4.

Information and publications

Infographics on animal welfare

Factsheet on animal welfare

OIE Scientific and Technical Review
Animal welfare: focusing on the future, Vol. 33(1), April 2014

Scientific assessment and management of animal pain,
Technical Series Vol. 10

Animal Welfare: global issues, trends and challenges
Scientific and Technical Review 24




Training DVD of the OIE Improved Animal Welfare Programme

Interview “Welfare of cattle in preslaughter and slaughter”

Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points on Animal Welfare of the European Region





Photo Gallery

Pictures from training programmes


Press releases

  • 29/05/15 New global intergovernmental standards and guidelines on animal health and welfare
  • 20/05/15 An overview of the OIE’s standards on animal welfare: a new interactive Infographic
  • 24/05/14 New OIE international standards and guidelines on animal health
  • 24/12/13 OIE Regional Platform on animal welfare for Europe: A three year Action Plan 2014-2016 validated
  • 05/03/13 « Improved Animal Welfare Programme » successfully completed in Indonesia
  • 08/11/12 3rd OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare
  • 30/10/12 First Session of the OIE “Improved Animal Welfare Programme”
  • 24/05/12 The OIE World Assembly of Delegates adopted first international standards on animal welfare in livestock production systems
  • 06/04/12 Animal welfare problems in maritime transport: statement of the OIE
  • 19/05/09 The OIE advocates implementing international standards for humane killing of animals for disease prevention purposes
  • 21/10/08 2nd OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare “Putting the OIE Standards to Work”