30 May 2014
The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) has released video recordings of the thought-provoking sessions at its Discussion Forum earlier this month including the delicate issue of dealing with animal hoarding clients.
Other highlights from the day include developing the horse passport system to improve welfare, and animal welfare problems caused by a legislative muddle.
Recorded by the Webinar Vet the videos are freely available from the AWF YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/BVAAWF and on the Webinar Vet website at http://www.thewebinarvet.com/.
The work of the Animal Welfare Foundation also includes advice for vets, pet care advice, student events, and funding of research which has a practical and positive impact on raising animal welfare standards. For further information visit http://www.bva-awf.org.uk/.
AWF was formed by members of the British Veterinary Association in 1983. It is a registered charity (No. 287118) and retains close ties to the profession. AWF trustees are qualified vets and BVA members and the charity is based at BVA HQ.
The AWF is the charity led by the veterinary profession and is committed to improving the welfare of all animals through veterinary science, education and debate. It aims to apply the knowledge, skills and compassion of veterinary surgeons in an effective way by identifying and funding a variety of research projects and educational activities targeted at improving animal welfare.
The AWF has an active interest in the teaching of animal welfare in veterinary schools and in partnership with Bristol, Glasgow and Liverpool veterinary schools established animal welfare lectureships to support the development of an integrated approach to teaching animal welfare within the veterinary curriculum nationally. It also publishes a range of evidence-based pet education resources for the general public and advice for vets.