Animal Welfare Summit

That was IAWS 2018

The international animal welfare organisaiton FOUR PAWS hosted the 1st International Animal Welfare Summit on 24 April 2018 in Vienna. The theme of the event: Animal Welfare - A Necessity for Human Survival or Only a Concern for the Privileged?”.

More than 300 guests were in attendance to hear speeches and discussions from experts from the fields of science, nutrition and economics.

The Federal President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen took over the patronage of the summit and gave the opening speech. EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis spoke introductory words before the keynote speaker Raj Patel raised the question of "A Planet for All?".

IAWS wins Bronze Prize at Austrian Event Award 2018

IAWS was awarded Bronze in the "Congress" Category at the Austrian Event Awards in Vienna.

„Animal Welfare must not be viewed as an isolated field. Isolated from economic questions, ethical questions, independent of any social context. This applies to the protection of species, as well as to the so called species-appropriate keeping of farm animals, and the whole structure of food production.“

Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen
Eröffnungsrede beim IAWS 2018