Tuesday, 16 February 2016
JMICAWE & Born Free Foundation in joint venture
Developing accessible animal welfare education for animal welfare inspectors and tour operators in the Europe
This week the JMICAWE team welcomed Born Free Foundation Programme Manager, Daniel Turner, whose work includes promoting methods for raising international standards in animal protection in Europe and the global context, through compassionate tourism. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the development of an educational tool for EU State animal welfare Inspectors and the Tourism industry, to enable the delivery of accessible credible information about animal welfare concepts and international standards as well as how to identify and address poor animal welfare, and then use this information during an animal welfare assessment or audit. The JMICAWE team have already developed a number of professional development programmes for different audiences, such as the ‘on-demand’ MOOC (see https://www.coursera.org/learn/animal-welfare ), and so we plan to build on our experience, to ensure that this new professional development programme is just as innovative and interactive and provides the ‘real world’ learning experience needed to enable effective application of animal protection policies in Europe.