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Objectives

General objective:

To support the implementation by Members of OIE animal welfare standards, with particular attention to relevant strategies and tools, including at the regional level. The conference also aims to raise the profile of the OIE animal welfare standards in general and to encourage Veterinary Services and the veterinary profession to take lead role in improving animal welfare.

Specific Objectives:

  • Evaluate the status of implementation by Members of OIE animal welfare standards;
  • Discuss the implications of animal welfare for international trade, including international, regional and bilateral trade agreements, and the activities of private standard setting organisations;
  • Provide up to date information on scientific research related to animal welfare standards and practices;
  • Identify the role and responsibility of national Veterinary Services in the field of animal welfare;
  • Give practical information and technical advice on developing and implementing national animal welfare standards;
  • Advise on strategies and tools to strengthen veterinary education with the objective of improving animal welfare outcomes;
  • Provide practical examples to help Veterinary Services develop and implement veterinary legislation that addresses animal welfare in an appropriate manner;
  • Advise on strategies and tools for good governance of the veterinary profession, including through strengthening veterinary statutory bodies;
  • Provide practical advice on how to involve stakeholders, decision makers, donors and the general community in programmes aimed at improving animal welfare;
  • Launch a discussion on the development and use of regional strategies to support implementation of the OIE animal welfare standards.

At the conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 6-8, 2012, experts will evaluate the status of implementation by Members of OIE animal welfare standards; discuss the implications of animal welfare for international trade, including international, regional and bilateral trade agreements, and the activities of private standard setting organisations; provide up to date information on scientific research related to animal welfare standards and practices; identify the role and responsibility of national Veterinary Services in the field of animal welfare; give practical information and technical advice on developing and implementing national animal welfare standards; advise on strategies and tools to strengthen veterinary education with the objective of improving animal welfare outcomes; provide practical examples to help Veterinary Services develop and implement veterinary legislation that addresses animal welfare in an appropriate manner; advise on strategies and tools for good governance of the veterinary profession, including through strengthening veterinary statutory bodies; provide practical advice on how to involve stakeholders, decision makers, donors and the general community in programmes aimed at improving animal welfare; launch a discussion on the development and use of regional strategies to support implementation of the OIE animal welfare standards.

The meeting will be attended by ministers, high-level officials of Veterinary Services, veterinary private practitioners, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, scientists and multilateral and bilateral funding partners.

This Global Conference will also be open to all other participants who are interested in the topic.
The Conference will be held at the Palace of Golden Horses , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and simultaneous translation into English, French and Spanish will be offered during the conference
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Documentation

Terrestrial Animal Health Code

Chap. 7.1 Introduction to the recommendations for animal welfare
Chap. 7.2 Transport of animals by sea
Chap. 7.3 Transport of animals by land
Chap.7.4 Transport of animals by air
Chap. 7.5 Slaughter of animals
Chap. 7.6 Killing of animals for disease control purposes
Chap. 7.7 Stray dog population control
Chap. 7.8 Use of animals in research and education
Aquatic Animal Health Code
Chap. 7.1 ntroduction to recommendations for the welfare of farmed fis
Chap. 7.2 Welfare of farmed fish during transport
Chap. 7.3 (Welfare aspects of stunning and killing of farmed fish for human consumption