Shepherd or sheep? World vets take charge on welfare

A news release was published in Canada on 8 May regarding the Global Webinar on Animal Welfare which was organized by WVA and European Commission on 29th April 2014.

Six takeaways for producers and their industries to watch, as vets push toward a fresh approach to welfare leadership that includes greater international cooperation

Canada was well represented at an innovative global forum on the role of veterinary leadership in the field of animal welfare.

Participants from a variety of countries around the world tuned in via interactive webinar to hear presentations and panel discussions from the Global Webinar on Animal Welfare, hosted by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) from its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

A lead player in the event was Canada's own Dr. Duane Landals, current Vice President of WVA, responsible for policy. Landals has been closely involved in the development of WVA's recent position papers on the "One Health" concept and the role of the veterinarian in animal welfare. He served as a panelist during the webinar was also selected to provide a viewpoint in response to a presentation on the focus on animal welfare in veterinary schools.

"Leadership in animal welfare is a priority for our organization and for our profession," says Landals. "As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to evolve, so to must the role of the veterinary community."

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Meristem Land and Science,