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2013 2013 Discussion Forum Speaker: Chris Laurence, AWF Trustee The 'AWF Impact Session – what happened next?' We look back at some of the most talked about animal welfare issues from recent Discussion Forums (2006-12) and explore how these issues were taken forward. This video offers a historical perspective of animal welfare issues in the UK. A complete group of AWF/BVA videos in the Discussion Forum is at: • https://www.youtube.com/user/BVAAWF/videos The videos cover many species; dog's/companion animal's welfare concerns are included in some of the talks. Also see AWF's
One concern for purebred dogs is health conditions that arise due to the conformation, temperament and use of the dog. Breed characteristics, especially those reflecting extreme conformations may represent potential health or welfare concerns. In attempt to address such issues, some Kennel Clubs have instituted programs aimed at detecting dogs with health issues and/or not rewarding conformation shows. Two examples are: Breed Specific Instructions (BSI) which involve education and discussion with judges in an effort draw awareness to high risk breeds and problems, and Breed Watch