The 4th OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from 6-8 December 2016. Almost 450 participants were present to discuss this important topic.
Objectives of the Conference include the encouragement and support to Member Countries on the implementation of OIE animal welfare standards.
In a context where the vision on animal welfare is evolving, One Welfare was addressed as a sustainable path towards the future.
Future challenges to overcome were discussed, particularly in the implementation of OIE standards at a national level.
Participants addressed ways to approach animal welfare through new technologies and tools available to us all.
To succeed in the implementation of animal welfare globally, international, regional and national collaboration is essential.
During the Conference, participants endorsed the basis for a new strategy to reach the general objectives on animal welfare, and adopted the following recommendations.