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March 14, 2012

HSI/UK Supports International Conference on Dog Population Management

By Mark Jones

  • HSI helps protect street dogs around the world. Cathrine Lowther

Humane Society International/UK is supporting the inaugural International Conference on Dog Population Management Conference, due to take place on 4th-8th September 2012 in York, England.

Street dogs can have very hard lives: disease, starvation, untreated injuries and deliberate poisoning are often part of their everyday existence. So HSI is making life better for homeless and hungry animals on the streets.

We work in partnership with governments, local groups and clinics to neuter and vaccinate thousands of dogs and cats. Our humane street animal control programmes bring lasting change by improving the lives and health of both people and animals.

The main objective of the Dog Population Management Conference is to bring the public sector together with ecologists, economists and specialists in animal welfare, animal health and education. HSI is participating on both the steering and scientific committees charged with organising the event.

It is hoped that the outcomes of the conference will include:

  • The development of a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach to dog population management;
  • An increased awareness of novel technologies for countries and research groups;
  • Dissemination of the results of research and practical applications between scientists, stakeholders and policy makers;
  • Enhanced prospects of decreasing the economic burden of zoonoses through the use of evidence-based methodologies; and
  • A demonstration of the benefits of the One Health approach to animal, human and environmental welfare.

Find out more, including details on how to register, via the conference website.

Read more about our work with street dogs around the world.

Mark Jones is executive director of Humane Society International/UK.

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