Africa Animal Welfare Advances
The year 2017 has marked a milestone in Africa's animal welfare movement; at the back of establishing the Africa Platform on Animal Welfare (APAW) by the Africa Union Inter-Africa Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and this year saw the launching of the Africa Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS) at the Africa Union in Addis, Ethiopia. This will be endorsed by the Africa States this November.
The Nexus between Animal Welfare, Environment and Develpment
The Africa Network for Animal Welfare in conjunction with the United Nations convened a meeting that for environment experts and animal welfarists to reflect on the role to development and other pertinent global issues like pollution. The programme was a bit drawn away from the mainstream animal issues but addressed issues that bring the aniaml welfare matter right in the middle of the United Nations environmental concerns. This was indeed a master stroke that burst animal welfare straight on the global agenda. The meeting aimed to collect ideas to feed into the United Nations Environment Assembly this year.