Through its Annual Report, the Observatory presents a global overview of the level of uptake of these standards that relate to animal welfare.
How can you access our animal welfare analysis?
The animal welfare dashboard presents the results of the analysis in an interactive way.
To discover the results of our animal welfare analysis, access the full report as well as the one-page executive summary.
How did we monitor the implementation of animal welfare standards?
Monitoring the implementation of standards related to animal welfare requires building and analysing indicators using various data sources.
What animal welfare indicators did we use to monitor the implementation of these standards?
Several indicators made it possible to monitor the implementation of standards related to animal welfare, among them:
Indicators related to animal welfare in general:
Performance of Veterinary Services regarding animal welfare, as assessed by the PVS Tool: Percentage of Members that have been assessed with a Level of Advancement of 3 or more for the Critical Competency II-13 related to animal welfare
Number of Members that have passed animal welfare related legislation on slaughter, transport, stray dogs and research
Indicators specifically related to dog population control programmes:
Percentage of Members that estimate the number of owned dogs
Percentage of Members that estimate the number of stray dogs
Percentage of Members with a dog population control programme
Percentage of Members that monitor and evaluate their dog population control programme
Percentage of Members with legislation on dog population control
Percentage of Members that apply control measures related to dog population control
What data sources did we use to build animal welfare indicators?
Three main data sources made it possible to build the monitoring indicators:
Performance of Veterinary Services on animal welfare: PVS dataset, as compiled and provided by the WOAH Capacity Building Department (2016-2021)
Legislation on animal welfare: data extracted from FAOLEX database (1995-2022)
Data related to dog population control: data extracted from surveys on stray dog population carried out in a selection of Members by the WOAH Regional Representation in Europe (2015-2020)
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