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The OIE Global Animal Welfare Strategy

Perceptions of animal welfare differ from one region to another and between one culture and another, as do and the ways animals contribute to human society. It is for this reason that the OIE’s work in developing international standards must have a solid scientific basis, must involve wide engagement of all stakeholders, must ensure a holistic view of the systems within which animals are kept and used by humans, and must aim to have a tangible impact on animal welfare.

In May 2017, all OIE Member Countries adopted the first Global Animal Welfare Strategy, which had been presented at the 4th Global Conference on Animal Welfare, which took place in Guadalajara (Mexico) in December 2016.


The strategy includes the following four pilars :

 Click on the different images to read more about the Global animal welfare strategy and access to the four pilars.