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Talk: Delivering An Effective Animal Welfare Strategy Updated

13 years ago

18th August, 2009 00h00

Tuesday 20th October 2009, Central London, 08:30 - 14:00 (half day) CONFIRMED: Susanna May, Deputy Director, Food & Farming Group, Defra The current swine influenza pandemic, the outbreak of animal health diseases in the 1990s, the concerns raised by farmers, the general public and others about the environment, food production, and food labelling, as well as stories in the media about the transportation of live, farm animals, and the mistreatment of pets have ensured that animal health and welfare remain high on the political agenda. The Animal Welfare Act 2006, which came into force in April 2007, placed a duty of care on owners and keepers of both farmed and non-farmed, domesticated, vertebrate animals making them legally responsible for all aspects of the health and welfare of their animals, and consequently, subject to a number of sanctions, including imprisonment, for failing to carry out their duty of care. This forum will discuss the implementation process of the Animal Welfare Delivery Strategy, building a new funding structure for animal health, moving beyond the minimisation of animal cruelty, and opportunities to promote positive animal health and welfare. CONFIRMED: Susanna May, Deputy Director, Food & Farming Group, Defra Professor Richard Bennett, School Director of Enterprise, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Reading Book today:

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