Animal Mosaic - Connecting Welfare Worldwide
The exploitation of animals for entertainment has a long history, taking varying forms across the world. The animal welfare concerns arise from deliberate acts of harm (such as cruel training techniques) and the failure to meet an animal’s physical, social and psychological needs (intentionally or as a result of negligence or ignorance).
But by applying internationally accepted and science-based animal welfare principles, it may be possible to lessen some of the negative impacts of captivity for some animals. And as education improves and recognition of animals as sentient creatures increases, it may also be possible to phase out inherently cruel entertainments.
This section contains information relevant to governments, tourist agencies and conservation organisations amongst others.
An overview of different forms of entertainment using animals, legislation, and animal protection strategies to prevent the use of animals.
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Topics: Companion, Entertainment, Farmed, Research, Wildlife, Working
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Topics: Companion, Entertainment
An ethical discussion around when human impact on animals is considered cruel.
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Topics: Companion, Entertainment, Farmed, Research
This report updates the 2009 report showing the assistance that ICFAW is giving to improve compliance and enforcement of OIE standards in the countries that it is working with.
Topics: Companion, Entertainment, Farmed, Research, Wildlife
TAWC aims to establish a forum to strengthen the relationship between US and EU animal welfare groups with the aim to improve the exchange of information and cooperation
An analysis of animal welfare issues in the European Union
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