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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.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Introduction to Animal Welfare textbook now launched in China
The JMICAWE has been involved with the CVMA and working
with WAP colleagues towards the development of teaching materials including
professional development to ensure that veterinary schools in China are
equipped to be able to deliver quality animal welfare education to their
veterinary undergraduates. To this end, we are extremely pleased with the news
of the release of the Introduction to Animal Welfare textbook by the CVMA
during the recent Chinese veterinary Conference.
Heather Bacon- the Centre's Veterinary Animal Welfare
Education Manager, who was invited to speak at the book launch said 'Its
extremely pleasing to see the progress that has been made with introducing
animal welfare science into the new Chinese veterinary curriculum, along with
the veterinary profession's growing commitment to ensuring that there are
qualified people to teach the subject, as well as provide invaluable comment
and information to aid in the improvement of the welfare of animals in China'.
Heather Bacon and Hayley Walters, are now returning from
successfully collaborating with the CVMAs animal health and welfare
subdivision, in co-organising the animal welfare session that forms part of the
annual Chinese veterinary conference. Whilst there they provided the Chinese
veterinarians with a translated version of the Animal Welfare MOOC ( Massive
Open Online Course) produced and run for the first time earlier this year, attracting
more than 33,000 people worldwide.