Presentation on theme: "Animal Welfare Strategy in North Africa"— Presentation transcript:
1 Animal Welfare Strategy in North Africa Vincent BrioudesOIE North Africa, TunisAnimal Welfare Strategy in North AfricaRegional seminar for OIE National FP for Animal Welfarefrom the ME and NAAmman, Jordan, March 2014
3 Evolution of the animal welfare agenda 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 Welfare2004: 1st OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare, Paris 2004
4 Evolution of the animal welfare agenda 2005: Adoption of the first Animal Welfare Standards:The transport of animals by landThe transport of animals by seaThe transport of animals by airThe slaughter of animalsThe killing of animals for disease control purposes2008: 2nd OIE Global Conference on AW (Cairo, Egypt)
5 Evolution of the animal welfare agenda 2009: New standards:The control of stray dog populationsThe welfare of farmed fish during transport2010: New standards:Welfare aspects of stunning and killing of farmed fish for human consumptionUse of animals for research and education (laboratory animals)2011:Fifth Strategic Plan , Reinforcing priority missions: Animal health is a key component of animal welfare
7 The Mediterranean => “A region that generally imports meat “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 meatand livestock”(Mediterra 2014)
8 AW and development of Mediterranean agricultural trade Publication « Mediterra 2014 » (CIHEAM)International Centre for advanced Mediterranean Agronomic StudiesCh12 - Trade and logistics: the case of the livestock and ruminants meat chain (N. Beaumond, P. Chotteau)
9 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 AW activities – North Africa - 2013 Animal Welfare and standards on the use of animals in research and educationICLAS Workshop on Animal Experimentation (International Council for Laboratory Animal Science)Algiers (Algeria) 20 May 2013, Dr R. BouguedourMeeting of the Tunisian Association of Laboratory Animal ScienceTunis, Tunisia 8 July 2013, Dr R. Bouguedour
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 OIE Tool for the Evaluation of Performance of Veterinary Services (Sixth edition, 2013)
13 Third OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare Implementing the OIE Standards – addressing regional expectations Kuala–Lumpur (Malaysia), 6–8 November 2012 RECOMMENDATIONS
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; and10. 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 Action plan for North Africa: AW working group ?Regional AW Strategy (RAWS)?***Updating of AW national regulations ?OIE Tunis involvement tbd with OIE Member from North Africa