What you need to know about the recent OIE meeting in Paris.
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In this newsletter you will find exciting updates from the World Organisation for Animal Health's annual meeting, July's animal protection events, big headlines and much more!

Watch this Space: Notes on Animal Welfare and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The OIE's 2016 General Session took place at the end of May, and WAN was there to monitor and to add to the conversation regarding animal welfare and development, one of our priority issues. Here are the key takeaways you need to know.

From the WAN Blog

- WAN's co-founder, Janice Cox, gave a presentation at the annual Summit for the Animals in Washington, D.C., highlighting the U.S.' role in obstructing progress for animals at an international level. Download her slides and handout here.
- WAN appoints Jessica Bridgers, M.S. as new Executive Director. Read more about our board and staff. 

International News

- China set to reduce meat consumption by 50%. Read more...
- Leopard shot after Olympic torch event in Brazil. Read more...
- United Egg Producers of the U.S. to phase out chick culling. Read more...
- State of Oregon (U.S.) recognizes dogs as sentient beings. Read more...
- What Brexit means for animals.
- Death of Harambe sparks debate about other animals in the media. Read more...
- Australia to ban all cosmetics tested on animals. Read more...

July's Events

July 7: George Bernard Shaw's Birthday (International)
July 7-10: Animal Rights National Conference 2016 (USA)
July 7-10: International Society for Anthrozoology Conference (Spain)
July 14: Shark Awareness Day (International)
July 24-27: Summer School: The Ethics of Eating Animals (UK)
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