I’m writing this blog post as I sit on my hotel balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico during the annual conference in St. Pete’s Beach, FL.
Click here to watch a recording of this session. Negative thoughts about the issues we face specifically as animal welfare professionals, and generally as human beings, can impact how we feel every day.
John Kasaona, an internationally-recognized conservation activist, opened the 2015 SAWA Annual Conference by sharing his experience building programs to protect indigenous wildlife in his home country of Namibia. Kasaona’s approach emphasizes empowering local people to benefit from conservation, in part by encouraging them to turn from poaching to caretaking.
Every year, the National Council on Pet Population holds a Research Symposium to bring the latest scientific research to animal welfare professionals. The National Council was created in 1993 to address the lack of statistical data in the animal welfare world.