Animal-Human-Society Symposion 2013

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The Symposion "Animal-Human-Society", which took place on the 3rd and 4th of June 2013 at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, brought many new insights and created a solid base for the further public discourse about the status of animals in our society.
Over 130 particpants from Austria and abroad had the possibility to exchange their expertise and points of view over up-to-date animal welfare issues.

During the well attended workshops:

  • ORIENTATION: „Knowledge about animal welfare as a means of orientation for society. Which benefits could animal welfare education centres provide?"
  • TRANSPARENCY: „Transparency and information during the pruchase of animal products“  and
  • VALUE: „Is animal welfare ready for constitution?“

the participants reflected and discussed the past and status-quo but also the future of animal welfare. 

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Thanks to the active participation at our workshop "Orientation" we could gain new findings about how to possibly implement national and international animal welfare education centres.

Here you find a summary of the workshop outcomes.

The results of the other workshops as well as the presentations of the keynote spreakers can be found on the website of the AGES Akademie (in German only).

Some photographs of the whole event can be found here on FlickR

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v.l.n.r.: Josef TROXLER (VetMedUni), Franz FLOSS (VKI), Armin THURNHER (Moderation), Dagmar SCHRATTER ("Tierschutz macht Schule", Tiergarten Schönbrunn), Alois STÖGER (Gesundheitsminister)

During the plenary meeting on the second day, all participants got the chance to learn about the contents and results of the other workshops.
This was followed by a panel discussion with the title: "Animal welfare in centimetres? New ways to implement animal welfare concerns."

For the association "Tierschutz macht Schule" this symposion was a crucial milestone to point out the importance and meaning of education when it comes to animal welfare.