Electronic Consultation on
Dog population management options
with special emphasis on animal welfare and health
13 September – 8 October 2010
FAO organized this e-consultation between September and November 2011 in order to identify dog population management options with special emphasis on animal welfare and health. Relevant information, experiences data and ideas were collected to prepare a background document for the Expert Meeting that FAO will be holding jointly with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the Istituto G. Caporale Teramo - and with the technical contribution from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) `from 15 to 19 March 2011, in Banna, Italy.
The e-consultation provided an opportunity for researchers, development workers, national and local authorities and the international community at large with an interest in dog population management, to share their knowledge and experiences. In total, 230 subscribers from 69 countries joined the e-consultation.
The following aspects were addressed:
- Review the current state of knowledge on dog population management options with special emphasis on animal welfare and health consideration (13-17 September 2010);
- Analyze the implementation of existing relevant OIE international standards (20-24 September 2010);
- Identify case studies and best practices for the development of context specific options for dog population management, on the basis of scientific evidence and ethical considerations (27 September - 1 October 2010); and
- Recommend further actions and identify research needs at national and international level to address dog population management options with special emphasis on animal welfare and health (4-8 October 2010).
Should you wish to further contribute with pertinent documents and information, please send an e-mail to Dog-Population-Management@fao.org.