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1 11 Animal Welfare Strategy in North Africa Vincent Brioudes OIE North Africa, Tunis Regional seminar for OIE National FP for Animal Welfare from the ME and NA Amman, Jordan, March 2014

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3 3  2000: AW recognised as a strategic priority in the 3rd OIE Strategic Plan ( )  2002: Adoption by the General Assembly of National Delegates of a Resolution leading to the creation of a working group (AWWG)  2003: Adoption of the General Principles for Animal Welfare  2004: 1 st OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare, Paris 2004 Evolution of the animal welfare agenda

4 4  2005: Adoption of the first Animal Welfare Standards: –The transport of animals by land –The transport of animals by sea –The transport of animals by air –The slaughter of animals –The killing of animals for disease control purposes  2008: 2 nd OIE Global Conference on AW (Cairo, Egypt) Evolution of the animal welfare agenda

5 5  2009: New standards: –The control of stray dog populations –The welfare of farmed fish during transport  2010: New standards: –Welfare aspects of stunning and killing of farmed fish for human consumption –Use of animals for research and education (laboratory animals)  2011: –Fifth Strategic Plan , Reinforcing priority missions: Animal health is a key component of animal welfare Evolution of the animal welfare agenda

6 66 Reminder africa.oie.int/fr/RC/fr_focal_points_5.htmlhttp://www.rr- africa.oie.int/fr/RC/fr_focal_points_5.html

7 7 “increasing demand in animal proteins related to demography and economical development” “This leads to the need for live animals, whether for milk production, fattening or even direct slaughter.” => “A region that generally imports meat and livestock” (Mediterra 2014) The Mediterranean

8 88 AW and development of Mediterranean agricultural trade Publication « Mediterra 2014 » (CIHEAM)Publication « Mediterra 2014 » International Centre for advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies Ch12 - Trade and logistics: the case of the livestock and ruminants meat chain Ch12 - Trade and logistics: the case of the livestock and ruminants meat chain (N. Beaumond, P. Chotteau ) Mediterra/2014EN/mediterra_chap12_uk.pdf

9 99 AW and development of Mediterranean agricultural trade “Live trade is particularly sensitive and media coverage in case of problems involving cattle transport is always important, instigated by animal protection organisations. It is therefore in the interest of all parties to take the necessary measures to prevent such incidents. It is important to highlight the importance of collaboration between veterinary services and the role of the OIE in terms of information dissemination and capacity-building to prevent and resolve difficulties, for instance, those related to the use of different laboratory techniques or to their interpretation.”

10 10 AW activities – North Africa Animal Welfare and standards on the use of animals in research and education ICLAS Workshop on Animal Experimentation (International Council for Laboratory Animal Science) Algiers (Algeria) 20 May 2013, Dr R. Bouguedour Meeting of the Tunisian Association of Laboratory Animal Science Tunis, Tunisia 8 July 2013, Dr R. Bouguedour

11 11 OIE Tool for the Evaluation of Performance of Veterinary Services (Sixth edition, 2013, 47 CC) TECHNICAL AUTHORITY AND CAPABILITY Critical competencies: (…) Section II-13 Animal welfare The authority and capability of the VS to implement the animal welfare standards of the OIE as published in the Terrestrial Code.

12 12 OIE Tool for the Evaluation of Performance of Veterinary Services (Sixth edition, 2013)

13 13 Third OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare Implementing the OIE Standards – addressing regional expectations Kuala–Lumpur (Malaysia), 6–8 November 2012 RECOMMENDATIONS

14 14 Kuala–Lumpur (Malaysia), 6–8 November 2012 RECOMMENDATIONS (…) 9. support the development and implementation of OIE regional animal welfare strategies, and consider the development of a global animal welfare strategy; and 10. with active involvement of OIE Regional and sub-regional Representations, collaborate with regional organisations, as appropriate, in responding to the needs and priorities agreed by OIE Members at regional and sub-regional level.

15 15 Action plan for North Africa: AW working group ?AW working group ? Regional AW Strategy (RAWS)?Regional AW Strategy (RAWS)?*** Updating of AW national regulations ? *** OIE Tunis involvement tbd with OIE Member from North Africa

16 16 Thanks for your attention!


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