News archive for October 2017
24 Oct 2017
DMZAA incorporates module on animal welfare and ethics developed by JMICAWEThe Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals was established by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria and Sparsholt College in 2012 and has become the national UK qualification for zookeepers.
25 Oct 2017
Celebrating Success in Animal Welfare on World Animal DaySRUC and JMICAWE co-sponsored a day of talks, discussion and demonstrations of animal welfare research to mark World Animal Day on 4th October. The theme for the event was ‘Celebrating Success in Animal Welfare Science’, focusing on the achievements in improving animal welfare that have been realised over the last 50 years or so of active research in the area.
26 Oct 2017
First UK Bear husbandry workshop a successThe Zoological Society of London recently held the first UK Bear Husbandry workshop focused on improving understanding of zoo animal welfare and promoting good practice in modern bear husbandry and veterinary care.
29 Oct 2017
JMICAWE contributes to WSAVA Animal Welfare guidelinesJMICAWE vet Heather Bacon recently travelled to Bangkok to input into the development of the first World Small Animal Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Guidelines. The WSAVA is the global organisation for small animal vets and these guidelines will offer veterinary practitioners around the world guidance on dealing with common animal welfare issues and highlight the role and responsibilities of vets as advocates for good animal welfare.