The guest speakers also included New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Director of Animal Welfare, David Bayvel, Senior Advisor Animal Welfare, Joanna Tuckwell, and Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association President Dr. Wiwiek Bagja.
“Dr. Serrano did the country proud,” said Anna Cabrera of The Philippine Animal Welfare Society, who was one of the 45 delegates to the said conference.
“Doc Fred underscored the importance of adopting the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW), not just for its perceived economic benefits, but because it is – and these are his words – ‘it is the right thing to do’ “ relayed Cabrera.
The Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) is an agreement among people and nations to promote a greater recognition of animal welfare as this produces benefits for animals, people and the environment.