Conference on Animal Welfare

The biennial conference, which focuses on animals in Asia, will take place in Chennai, India, Jan. 10-12, 2007.

Posted: December 28, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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The Asia for Animal Conference being held in India will be discussing ways to promote greater animal welfare in Asia
The welfare of Asia’s wildlife will be a topic at the Asia for Animals Conference, Jan. 10-12.
More than 300 delegates from around the world will attend the Asia for Animals Conference in Chennai, India, Jan. 10-12 to discuss how to protect Asia’s wildlife and promote animal welfare for pets in Asian countries. The conference will be hosted by Chinny Krishna, chairman of the Blue Cross of India; Amala Akkineni, president of Blue Cross of Hyderabad; the Animal Welfare Board of India; and the C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre in Chennai.

A special pre-conference workshop, to be held Jan. 9, will examine ways to spay and neuter street cats and dogs in Asia. Sponsored by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and conducted by Vets Without Borders, this workshop will discuss “animal birth control” options.

Keynote speaker Maneka Gandhi will represent her organization, People for Animals, which is the largest animal welfare organization in India. Swami Dayanand Saraswathi will speak about religion and ethics, while Peter Davies, president of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), will speak about worldwide animal issues. Other topics for discussion include:

  • Animals in research
  • ZooCheck work in Asia
  • Stray animal management
  • Rescue center operations
  • Farm animal welfare
  • Government agencies’ role in animal protection
  • Tackling the wildlife trade
  • Media and communication strategies  

For more information about the Asia for Animals Conference, visit the conference website.

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