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Animal Health and Welfare (22-04-2008)

Forum on Global Trade and Farm Animal Welfare

The European Commission (DG SANCO and DG TRADE) together with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the organisations Eurogroup for Animals and Compassion In World Farming and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), organise a two-day international Forum to discuss the Global Aspects of Farm Animal Welfare.
Representatives of farmers, animal welfare organisations, EU and Third Countries governments, international institutions, retailers and academics will be attending the Forum, which starts on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 22. Experts from all continents will be able to present and discuss positive experiences of inclusion of animal welfare in the trade environment.
Through the exchange and sharing of concrete case studies, the Forum should prepare the ground for, and facilitate the adoption of, harmonised policies worldwide.
For further information, please visit:
 http://www.animalwelfareandtrade.com/
 http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare/international/index_en.htm