Animal welfare and animal protection for the first time into the main subjects Veterinary Medical College Core Curriculum
Chinese Veterinary Association and WSPA animal welfare work started Textbooks
(Beijing) reporter recently learned from the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association and the World Animal Protection Association’s “Animal Welfare Textbook Seminar” was informed that the Ministry of Education has “Animal welfare and animal protection” into the colleges and universities based on veterinary science, veterinary science and prevention Clinical Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine category main disciplines such as core curriculum. This is the first time China’s education department of animal welfare education into the core curriculum of colleges and universities, marking China’s animal welfare education and upgraded to a new level.
7 May 19, by the China Veterinary Association and the World Organization for Animal Protection Association co-sponsored the “Animal Welfare textbook drafting expert forum” held in Beijing. Veterinary Association from China, Chinese animal disease prevention and control centers and nearly 10 domestic leading agricultural universities and animal welfare education experts gather together for Chinese education in animal welfare and animal welfare status of preparation of teaching materials planning a lively discussion. Chinese Veterinary Association Jia Youling, China Veterinary Association Secretary CAI Xue-peng, Deputy Secretary-General Wang Qingbo, Yuanlei Lei, Huang Xiangyang, Veterinary Association animal health and welfare services often Zhigang branch president, club secretary Jia Zili, Veterinary Association Education club president Wang Ming, Chinese animal disease prevention and control center when Jianzhong, deputy director, WSPA director Sun Quanhui education programs, as well as from China Agricultural University, Shandong Agricultural University, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University and other colleges and universities attended the experts seminar.
Seminar, the experts heard a Chinese Veterinary Medical Association and the World Animal Protection Association jointly launched a “Chinese Veterinary Animal Welfare Education Investigation Report.” This research is the first agricultural colleges for animal welfare education of the veterinary profession to carry out a large-scale survey, participated in the survey of 61 institutions, but the creation of animal welfare-related courses are only 33, accounting for 54.1 %, well below the EU level. Based on the results of this research and the Ministry of Education, College of Veterinary Medicine on the latest requirements, the experts agreed that the urgent need to write an undergraduate education for veterinarians, animal welfare situation of China based materials. The materials will be recommended by the World Animal Health (OIE) animal welfare regulations, drawing international animal welfare latest achievements of scientific research, and strive to become China’s veterinary authority of higher animal welfare education materials.
Dr. Sun Quanhui WSPA representatives briefed the agency global animal welfare educational progress of the project as well as for adults and veterinary undergraduate education “Advanced Concepts in Animal Welfare” curriculum. The program by the World Organization for Animal Protection Association and the University of Bristol in 2003, developed in 2012 launched the third edition, and get the OIE, the World Veterinary Association, the European Union and other international organizations veterinary widely praised and highly recommended. Currently, there are 45 countries and regions, more than 850 universities are using this program. It is understood that the “Advanced Concepts in Animal Welfare,” the Chinese translation of the work is nearing completion, is expected in August this year to meet with Chinese readers. The kit will also plan to write the animal welfare provide a useful reference materials and reference.
At the meeting, the experts also discussed the preparation of materials of animal welfare framework, principles and specific content, set up a textbook writing team and will serve as the textbook Jia Youling unanimously elected editor. Jia Youling believes that the current China’s animal welfare education is still in its infancy, the community animal welfare concepts and ideas but also the lack of correct understanding, so this material for the popularity of the concept of animal welfare, veterinary enhance the level of professional and vocational education have is of great significance. He also noted that animal welfare is a Chinese textbook for drafting the OIE (OIE) animal welfare standards developed by the positive response. In accordance with the editorial board of the plan, the textbook first draft is expected to be completed by end of this year. In October last year, at the Third China Veterinary Conference, WSPA Veterinary Medical Association and China signed the “Chinese Veterinary Animal Welfare Education Project” cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, both sides will learn on the domestic high status of animal welfare education to carry out research and organizes the results according to research experts to discuss the establishment of animal welfare teaching materials prepared by the editorial board. The two sides will also organize animal welfare teacher training, pilot and exchange of animal welfare education practice, universal animal welfare programs, and actively promote Chinese animal welfare education system of the building. (End)
About Chinese Veterinary Medical Association
Chinese Veterinary Association, founded in 2009, is a national, industry-based, non-profit social organization, its business unit in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture. The association aims: to comply with the constitution, laws, regulations and policies, abide by social morality; exert industry guidance, services, coordination, rights and self-discipline and other effects; unite and organize national veterinarians, veterinary services to improve the quality of health care and service quality; safeguard the legitimate rights and interests; integration of industry resources, standard industry practices, to carry out trade activities to promote veterinary comprehensive, healthy development. More information: http://www.cvma.org.cn/
WSPA active in the global 50 countries and enjoyed in general consultative status with the United Nations. WSPA China office was established in 2007 years. Adhering to the “In China, for the Chinese,” the philosophy of “in China, as China” concept, we actively with local governments, communities, organizations, businesses and individuals cooperate to promote social parties to work together to protect animals. We carry out animal welfare through professional education, advocacy animal protection concept, the promotion of sustainable farm animal-friendly implementation of the “red collar” rabies prevention and control projects and related wildlife conservation efforts to promote people to protect animals, to build harmony between man and animal Beautiful Chinese. More information: http://www.wspa.org.cn/
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WSPA and the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association signed a cooperation agreement in Suzhou in Oct 2012