Reports & Reviews
Linking SDGs and Animal Welfare: A Global Perspective
September 10, 2019
By Kathleen Z. Rowan, BS, MPA
The theme of the Third African Animal Welfare conference was the connection between the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Animal Welfare. Dr. Andrew Rowan was asked to give a presentation that addressed how the SDGs intersected with global animal welfare. There are seventeen SDGs but due to time constraints he concentrated on five – Life below Water (14), Life on Land (15), Good Health and Well-being (3), Responsible Consumption (12), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (11).
The Kabul Dog Project
June 19, 2019
By Andrew Rowan, DPhil.
WellBeing International is reaching out to engage with and support organizations that are implementing humane dog management projects around the globe. One of these is the Kabul Dog Project in Afghanistan that is run by Mayhew Afghanistan, a division of the Mayhew Home for Animals in North London for whom one of us works as their head veterinarian. Mayhew has been working to help companion animals abroad since 2001 in Russia, India, Georgia, Nepal and Afghanistan. The Afghanistan project began in 2002 in response to an appeal to help the animals in the Kabul Zoo. Building on these foundations, Mayhew Afghanistan is now working with the Kabul Municipality to address the issue of street dogs in Kabul and, in so doing, also reduce the threats of rabies and dog bites to humans.
Girl and Puppy in front of a Dogcatcher in Kabul. (Photo by Mayhew Afghanistan)
References By Focus Areas
WellBeing News:
Environmental Sustainability & Humane Education
Companion Animals and Humane Communities
Plastics & Oceans
  • Our World in Data – is a program based at Oxford University in the United Kingdom that presents data and charts on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) program. There are 17 such goals and Our World in Data presents the latest available data on 232 SDG indicators. Many of these charts will be of interest to followers of WellBeing International but we would draw specific attention to the article on plastics and plastic pollution in the ocean.
Wildlife Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflict
Land Protection
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September 15-17, 2020
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