is a series of documentaries and succinct interviews with people committed to animal welfare. FAOcast
allows us to come face to face with different experts on animal production and health, welfare and nutrition. FAOcast brings to the forefront the different spheres of expertise and the complexities surrounding animal production and welfare.
is part of the Gateway to Animal Welfare
- Who is who in animal welfare
First FAO Global Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Animal Welfare - Brussels, March 2012. Organized with the support of the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission.
- What is the importance of working animals?
Working animals are the backbone of many societies. The life of a family or a community in many countries depends on the work performed by donkeys, horses, buffalos, and camels. The health and welfare of these working animals is directly tied to the life and health of those humans who depend on them for their livelihoods.
- What are the ethical issues associated with animal welfare?
James Serpell, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the importance of human ethics and the role it plays in the decisions we make when confronted with animals in distress.
- Why is it important for celebrities to speak on behalf of animal welfare?
Moby, the musician and singer, chats with FAOcast about his views on the welfare of animals and the planet.
- How is communication a tool to enhance animal welfare?
Tracy Helman highlights the importance of good communication among all parties for success in dog population management while addressing animal welfare.
- Should animal welfare be regulated and why?
Andrea Gavinelli, Head of the Animal Welfare Unit of the European Commission, discusses the European Union unique approach towards animal welfare legislation.
- Who is responsible for animal welfare?
Alexandra Hammond-Seaman of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) addresses the responsibility of all individuals in society to protect and treat well the animals that surround us.
- How are animal welfare and animal health linked?
Alejandro Thiermann defines animal welfare within the framework of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He speaks about the intricate relation of animal health and animal welfare practices.
- Why is dog population management important?
FAO/WSPA/ICT held a meeting in Banna, Italy, with a multidisciplinary group of experts that addressed the different reasons and options for dog population management.