History of the Platform

 

The recent Seminars for OIE National Focal Points on animal welfare from Europe have confirmed the prominent role of the OIE in animal welfare and called on the OIE to develop a sustainable regional mechanism to facilitate the implementation of the OIE standards on animal welfare by all 53 member countries of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe. This initiative for capacity building programs and exchange of best practices is now known as OIE Platform on animal welfare for Europe.

The general objectives of the OIE Platform on animal welfare for Europe are to define activities that can directly contribute to the work of Veterinary Services and empower them to take further actions to implement the OIE standards on animal welfare. More specifically objectives will target to:

  • Raise awareness and achieve high level of understanding of animal welfare in the European region;
  • Progressively advance with the implementation of the OIE standards on animal welfare;
  • Encourage the participation in the OIE standards setting process.


Priority topics for the first three years:

  • Stray dog population management
  • Transport of animals by land;
  • Slaughter of animals.
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