1st Animal Welfare Global Forum

9:00am - 4:00pm (GMT)

The 1st WOAH Animal Welfare Global Forum held in Paris, from 28 to 29 March 2018. During the discussion the main challenges for academia, industry, NGOs and governments in the implementation of OIE animal welfare standards were presented.

The key themes that emerged from the discussions at the forum included raising the consciousness and cognisance of the standards; ensuring the cultural context in which they are implemented is understood and accounted for; demonstrating the complementarity between animal welfare and economic and productivity outcomes; the need for strong collaboration and commitment from different actors to implement animal welfare standards; and above all, to continue to actively communicate, in order to understand the challenges facing animal owners associated with husbandry practices and implementation of animal welfare standards.


Related: Explore speakers’ presentations at the forum