CVSM faculty attends International Animal Welfare Workshop

Dr. Noraine P. Medina, a faculty of the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine, attended the 2nd Advanced Concepts on Animal Welfare (ACAW) Key Driver Workshop in Bangkok. Thailand last June 21-22.

Sponsored by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) Asia, the workshop discussed the project cycle management which aims to educate the key drivers on identifying problems, converting them into objectives then planning possible activities that can solve problems

identified particularly cruelty in animals. Dr. Medina reported on the progress and lessons learned from the projects identified in the 1st Tertiary Concepts on Animal Welfare attended by Dr. Daniel Ventura from Soutwestern University who is the first key driver for the Philippines.

WSPA is the largest alliance of animal welfare organizations with more than 1000 members in 156 countries. WSPA strives to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends. Last May 20-21, Dr. Medina also attended the 2nd Concepts in Animal Welfare (CAW) Workshop for Philippine Veterinary Faculties with the main topic “Animal Welfare Issues on Rabies Eradication and Wildlife Conservation” held at the National Meat Inspections Services Conference Room, NMIS Compound, Diliman, Quezon City. She was one of the participants who discussed said issues during the workshop. Also sponsored by WSPA, it served as a follow up from the first workshop on the same topic held in Southwestern University, Cebu City in 2008. Then, Dr. Medina demonstrated how she uses the CAW syllabus in her lectures in animal welfare subject. The syllabus is developed by Bristol University and promoted by WSPA.

- Fely V. Manaois II

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