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The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education aim is to strive towards improving the quality of life for all animals through education, training and by influencing policy at the highest level.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
International collaboration strengthens animal care in zoos
Recently one of our NGO partners, Animals Asia, invited six
visiting delegates from zoos across China to visit the UK to facilitate
knowledge transfer, and develop collaborations. Regulation of zoos in China is
limited, however thanks to the work done over recent years by Animals Asia to
improve the industry, changes are being seen.During this visit, the delegates visited Chester and Bristol zoos to
develop skills in animal husbandry, animal welfare, conservation education and
Heather Bacon of the JMICAWE, greeted the visiting delegates
at Chester zoo and along with Dr Sonya Hill of Chester zoo, acted as a
facilitator, emphasising the importance good animal husbandry plays in
promoting animal welfare, and how this in turn benefits conservation through
breeding, and education through improving the visitor experience.
Whilst we recognise that the role of the zoo will always be
controversial, it is important that the politics of the industry do not hinder
the development of improvements in animal health and welfare. Through engaging
with industry and developing educational initiatives, we hope to support
improvements to animals in all industries.