What is ‘One Welfare’, and how does it apply to animal care?

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One Welfare is a concept that recognizes the interconnectedness between people, animals, and the environment. It acknowledges that the well-being of one is connected to and impacted by the wellbeing of others.

We spoke with Dr. Magdalena Smrdelj, Chief Veterinary Officer with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society to explore One Welfare and Humane Education further. We were honoured to have had the opportunity to share this video during our time at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in July 2019.

Each year thought leaders from around the globe and across disciplines come together in beautiful Oxford, England to discuss different elements of animal ethics. In 2019 the theme focused on humane education. We were thrilled to share how the Ontario SPCA is using the concepts of One Welfare and Humane Education to highlight the interconnectedness of the well-being between humans and animals.

Watch the video to learn all about it from Dr. Smrdelj!

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Thank you for your dedication

Thank you for your dedication to helping the animals.  Every animal deserves a loving home and to be treated royally.  Just imagine a day without animal cruelty.  What a wonderful day that would be!