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Introducing animal welfare into the sustainable livestock sector transformation debate

Meeting of the FAO sub-committee on Livestock The FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) is set to reconvene its Sub-committee on Livestock (SCL) for its second session from July 16-18, 2024. Established in 2020, the SCL …

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Animal welfare is an opportunity to increase food security

All human beings have the right to adequate food, including all the nutritional elements needed to live a healthy and active life, and the right to be free from hunger. Food security is a public …

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Key Takeaways from WOAH’s 91st General Session

Once a year, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) hosts its World Assembly of Delegates, a time during which its standards are reviewed and updated. The WFA attended this year’s session, WOAH’s 91st General …

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Bright spots at the UN Climate Talks

It feels strange to look back at an event that was perceived as disappointing by …
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Seven new organisations join the World Federation for Animals

The World Federation for Animals has recently expanded its membership to include seven diverse organisations …
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World Federation for Animals at UN Climate Change Conference 

The UN Climate Change Conference kicks off on Monday in Bonn, and the World Federation …
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WFA welcomes new leadership to champion global animal welfare

The World Federation for Animals (WFA) has announced its newly elected Board following its General …
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World Federation for Animals commits to elevating animal welfare in the sustainable development agenda at first-ever General Assembly

Copenhagen, Denmark (May 15, 2024 ) — The World Federation for Animals (WFA), comprised of over 60 animal protection organisations from around the world, gathered for its first-ever General Assembly. Held from 14 to 16 …

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Friends in high places: how the tide turned on the donkey skin trade

by Marianne Steel, CEO, The Donkey Sanctuary for World Donkey Day, It has been almost ten years since The Donkey Sanctuary first received reports of donkeys being bought or taken from villages in Africa, only …

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Six Fish Farm Cages Float On The Ocean, Covered With Netting To Prevent Birds From Eating The Fish Inside. Sea Bass Populate Some Of The Cages, While Others Sit Empty But Are Soon To Be Filled With Salmon. Trabzon, Trabzon Province, Black Sea Region, Turkiye, 2023. Havva Zorlu / We Animals Media

Animal welfare: key recommendation for addressing AMR at the UN General Assembly

The indiscriminate use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials to mask the predictable emergence of infectious disease in industrial livestock systems underpins the profitability of the industrial agri-food business model. Such irresponsible use of antimicrobials is …

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A Light Coloured Mink Kit Looks Up Inside A Bare Wire Cage On A Fur Farm. Mink Have Similar Receptors In Their Upper Respiratory Tract To Humans And Birds, Making Them A Very Suitable Intermediary Host Species For Many Viruses. Narpio, Finland, 2023. Oikeutta Elaimille / We Animals Media

Extension in pandemic agreement talks: A last push for global health and animal welfare

In the last two weeks of March, the International Negotiation Body (INB) tasked with forging …
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NGOs unite in a call for transformative action for animal welfare at the 2024 HLPF

“Without urgent, transformative, and bold policy action, human, animal and environmental health and well-being face …
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New allies in animal welfare

On 11 March 2024, the World Federation for Animals welcomed six new members, each bringing …
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UNEA-6 Resolutions: What they mean for animals

On March 1, 2024, the UN Environment Assembly at its sixth session (UNEA-6) adopted 15 …
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World Federation for Animals highlights missed opportunities at UNEA-6

The World Federation for Animals (WFA), a coalition representing 53 non-governmental organisations globally, commends the United Nations Environment Assembly on concluding its sixth session (UNEA-6) and adopting 15 resolutions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, …

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Animal Welfare at the UN: Progress & Path Ahead

Two years ago the UN Environment Assembly at its fifth session (UNEA5) marked a pivotal moment: the unanimous adoption of the first-ever United Nations resolution on Animal Welfare. This landmark decision underscored the importance of …

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Shaping a sustainable future: New recommendations for global biodiversity and animal welfare

In a collaborative effort with the chair of WFA’s Biodiversity Working Group, Born Free Foundation, and several leading conservation and animal protection organisations, we have put forth a comprehensive set of recommendations to the Secretariat …

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