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New! Best Practice Resource to Provide Guidance on Animal Welfare and Development

There is now internationally agreed upon standards for animal welfare, and as countries continue to develop, it is essential that animal welfare is mainstreamed and taken into account as new policies and processes are introduced. To provide guidance in this field, there is now a resource available on the WAN website dedicated to making best practices for animal welfare in development easily accessible. Read why this resource is important on our blog, or access the resource directly here

A WAN Report: Animal Welfare in Development

Our report on animal welfare in development explains the current international situation, outlines key stakeholders, and provides a path forward on how to ensure animals' interests are considered in the development context. Access the report here.

From the WAN Blog

- Why does animal welfare belong in the conversation on development? Find out on our blog.

- Industrialized farm animal production is a nightmare for development, not only, of course, to the animals themselves, but also to human communities which suffer from the the public health, environmental and social impacts of industrialized farming. Find out more here...

International News

- A private army fights rhino poachers in South Africa. Read more...
- U.S. chimpanzees head to sanctuary despite efforts from powerful medical research organizations. Read more...
- Taiwan votes to end cosmetic animal testing.
- Rats discovered using tools to access food.
- Japan defends whale and dolphin hunts at International Whaling Commission meeting. Read more... 
- The state of animal rights in Russia explored after extreme animal cruelty case makes headlines. Read more...

November's Events

November 10: Conference 2016 - The Invisible Horse (UK)
November 10-11: 2nd Global Conference on One Health (Japan)
November 12-13: The 2016 Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research in Effective Animal Advocacy (US)
November 12-13: Animal Politics: Justice, Power and the State (Germany)
November 17-18: Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade (Vietnam)
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This month we are pleased to welcome the following organizations to the World Animal Net Directory:
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