Hungarian animal welfare has reached its age limit
“It is no exaggeration to say that animal welfare in Hungary has reached its minimum age in the last few months. A ministerial commissioner for the region has been appointed, a national consultation has been carried out, the National Council for Animal Welfare and Knowledge Center for Animal Welfare Education and Research have been established and the Animal Welfare Center ÁTE. It is our shared mission and responsibility to maintain the growing interest in the topic and take action that animal lovers have long been waiting for, ”says Szilvia Vetter, Event Director and Head of Animal Welfare. at the University of Veterinary Medicine.
The director of the Animal Care Center of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Szilvia Vetter, is the organizer of the conference.Source: https://univet.hu/hu/2021/06/04/az-agrarminiszter-reszvetelevel-zajlott-az-allatorvostudomanyi-egyem-allatvedelmi-konferenciaja/
In his opening speech, Peter Suttony, President of the University of Veterinary Medicine, emphasized that the University of Veterinary Medicine is one of the oldest veterinary training institutions in Europe,
The history of the university coincides with the history of animal welfare in Hungary.
Hungarian ancestors of veterinarians played a leading role in the first animal welfare associations, and their high level of knowledge and therapeutic activity are still indispensable in animal welfare. With the establishment of the animal welfare center this year, the university has often believed in a scientifically founded love of animals, the principles of closeness to nature and ethical existence.
In his opening speech, Peter Sotony, President of the University of Veterinary Medicine, emphasized that the University of Veterinary Medicine is one of the oldest veterinary training institutions in Europe and that the history of the university coincides with the history of animal welfare in Hungary.Source: https://univet.hu/hu/2021/06/04/az-agrarminiszter-reszvetelevel-zajlott-az-allatorvostudomanyi-egyem-allatvedelmi-konferenciaja/
In his welcome address, Minister of Agriculture Istvan Nagy emphasized: The government and the Ministry of Agriculture endeavor to use all available means to promote the improvement of animal welfare and the spread of responsible animal husbandry among citizens. With this in mind, he added, an online social dialogue on animal welfare was launched earlier this year, with more than a quarter of a million people giving their views on the issue.
Government support for animal NGOs
Taking into account the social needs resulting from the answers, the government supports the work of 67 animal welfare NGOs with an amount of 141 million HUF, the National Council for Animal Welfare was founded in spring and we will continue cracking down on animal shooters and as before Organizers of illegal animal fights are legitimate, on the contrary, too. The minister reminded us that animal welfare is a common concern for all of us!
Agriculture Minister Istvan Nagy emphasized in his speech that it is the goal of the government and the Ministry of Agriculture to use all available means to promote animal welfare and to spread responsible animal husbandry among the citizens.Source: https://univet.hu/hu/2021/06/04/az-agrarminiszter-reszvetelevel-zajlott-az-allatorvostudomanyi-egyem-allatvedelmi-konferenciaja/
Peter Ovade, Ministerial Commissioner for the Renewal and Implementation of the National Animal Welfare Program, quoted Count Stefan Bethlin in his lecture as saying: “Nothing in the world goes by itself. Only those who have never created anything believe in it. ”In the light of these ideas, the animal welfare officer
He stressed that while there is still much to be done, the government is working to create a pet welfare system at European level that future generations will be proud of.
In his lecture, he praised the animal NGOs who conscientiously work for animal welfare in a spirit of love and responsibility towards them. The Commissioner of Ministers expressed his hope that a series of similar high-quality technical meetings would serve and support the noble cause of animal welfare.
Peter Ovade, Ministerial Commissioner for the Renewal and Implementation of the National Animal Welfare Program, stressed that, although much remains to be done, the government is working to create a pet welfare system at European level that future generations will be proud of.Source: https://univet.hu/hu/2021/06/04/az-agrarminiszter-reszvetelevel-zajlott-az-allatorvostudomanyi-egyem-allatvedelmi-konferenciaja/
Robert Vibrick, President of the newly formed National Animal Welfare Board, said in his presentation that more and more people are becoming interested in animal welfare and what can be done for the animals around us. A characteristic of the age group from 14 to 30 years old is that they have a full chest with a dog, an animal accompanied by beatings or torture, or a wild animal poisoned by a bullet. Anyone who wishes to do this to protect the animal has faced a difficult task that requires serious education and attitudes.
Present and future generations must be taught fair, humane treatment of animals. The National Animal Welfare Board and various educational institutions play an important role in this, and animal welfare institutions play an important role.
Robert Vibrick, President of the newly formed National Animal Welfare Board, said in his presentation that more and more people are becoming interested in animal welfare and what can be done for the animals around us.Source: https://univet.hu/hu/2021/06/04/az-agrarminiszter-reszvetelevel-zajlott-az-allatorvostudomanyi-egyem-allatvedelmi-konferenciaja/
As part of the conference, the award ceremony for the “Animal Care Kindergarten 2021” competition, which was organized by the editorial team of “Animal Protection for Children” and brought into being with the professional support of the TE Animal Welfare Center, took place. The certificates of the first three winners and the special award were presented by Rector Peter Suttony. The first call for proposals received 81 contributions from across the country. It was surprising that, due to the great demand, all secondary day-care centers were given the title “Animal Kindergarten”, which can be used for one year this year.
The winners of the competition will be announced in a separate announcement.
A cooperation agreement was also signed
A cooperation agreement was signed between the Civil Way Foundation and the University of Veterinary Medicine. Board member Andrea Golias, who represents the foundation, said the collaboration would strengthen the relationship between the two organizations;
From a scientific point of view, the university supports the efforts of the Bürgerweg to establish a dialogue between community and professional associations and decision-makers on the subject of animal welfare.
Andrea Golias also reminded that the goal of the Civic Way Foundation is to promote individual and social responsibility.
A cooperation agreement was signed between the Civil Way Foundation and the University of Veterinary Medicine. Board member Andrea Golias, who represents the foundation, said the collaboration would strengthen the relationship between the two organizations; From a scientific point of view, the university supports the efforts of the Bürgerweg to establish a dialogue between community and professional associations and decision-makers on the subject of animal welfare.Source: https://univet.hu/hu/2021/06/04/az-agrarminiszter-reszvetelevel-zajlott-az-allatorvostudomanyi-egyem-allatvedelmi-konferenciaja/
Jorge Feketi Sandor, Professor Emeritus of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Udo Del, Head of the Animal Husbandry Group of the National Chamber of Agriculture, Kinga Fodor, Professor Darz, Professor Lieutenant Colonel Estefan, Head of the Environmental Crime Department in the National Investigations Reserve Police Office, Andre Soss, President of the European Association for Zoos & Wildlife, chief veterinarian of the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, Eva Schutz, owner and spokeswoman for the Kinga Pinky Percsini Foundation, author of the blog “Wandering Girl” Petrus Krisztina, managing director of Ebugatta Szűcsné Mércse Adrienn, owned by Römi Animal Home and Koska Hedwig Tierschutz for kids, parents and educators facebook page is the main editor here.
The ÁTE Animal Welfare Center will publish the video material of the entire conference in a few days and announce this on its interfaces.
(Source: University of Veterinary Medicine, Center for Animal Welfare Law, Analysis and Methodology)