Started by a few dedicated individuals, the Animal Welfare Group concerns about the well-being and ethical treatment of animals.
The idea of the Group was conceived at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in the Summer of 1998 when the author was doing research and instruction at the Animal Welfare Program, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, The group is envisioned to be a full-pledged Program in the coming months to come, with the establishment of a Center for Animal Care.
Animals in consideration are:
(a) production animals, such as water buffalo (carabao), cattle (dairy, beef), goats, sheep, rabbits, poultry and others;
(b) companion animals which includes, among others, dogs and cats and other pet animals;
(c) wild animals, in captivity or otherwise;
(d) zoo animals;
(e) animals being used in research, education and training.
Based in the University of the Philippines Los Banos, College, Laguna, Philippines, it is envisioned that the group would play a vital role in the alleviation of animal suffering through research, education and promotion and public information.
This is in fact a voluntary move to support the 1998 Animal Welfare Act passed by the Philippine government in February 1998.
For more information and ways to help, please contact:
JOB M. MATIAS
Dairy Training and Research Institute
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Banos College, Laguna 4031 Philippines
Tel: 63-49-5362513 Fax: 63-49-5362205
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