A Snapshot of Animal Welfare Worldwide

30th August 2022

AWSELVA Summer Webinar 

AWSELVA’s Summer webinar is open to all to attend. We attempt to provide a snapshot of current animal welfare issues in different regions across the globe. Those issues might be ethical issues in veterinary practice, new laws being put forward, cases of animal abuse, economically driven welfare issues, socially driven welfare issues, proposals for initiatives that could bring about better welfare, or a commentary on welfare in animal-care teaching. 

We will have representatives from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Africa presenting short commentaries on their experience of the present animal welfare situation. The speakers’ expertise encompasses veterinary medicine, animal science, animal welfare law, animal welfare at policy level and veterinary forensics.

In this informal event speakers will present their own perceptions of animal welfare issues in their regions, creating a mosaic of expert-informed  thought that will provide a window into animal welfare, relevant to anyone who works, lives with or cares for animals.

The conference recording is now available on AWSELVA's YouTube channel: 


10.00 – 10.05Chair's Welcome
10.05 – 10.15Mark Fisher, New Zealand
10.15 – 10.25Francisco Galindo, Mexico
10.25 – 10.35Anne Quain, Australia
10.35 – 10.45Lotta Berg, Sweden
10.45 – 10.55Kim McCoy, Hong Kong
10.55 – 11.15Break
11.15 – 11.25Judy Muriithi, Kenya
11.25 – 11.35Xavier Manteca, Spain
11.35 – 11.45Pete Goddard
11.45 - 11.55Murilo Quintiliano, Brazil
11.55 – 12.05TBC - Polar regions
12.05 – 12.15Break
12.15 – 12.25Julio Cesar Aguirre Ramirez , Columbia
12.25 – 12.35Andrew Rowan, USA
12.35 – 13.00Q&A / round table
13.00 – 13.10Chair closing