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Animal Welfare Training offered by the Meat Board of Namibia

Meat Board of Namibia is offering Animals Welfare training to livestock producers, auctioneers and transporters in response to initiatives aiming at upgrading local animal welfare standards.
According to the organisation’s PRO, Tuafi Kakunya, the training consists of a lecture on the principles of animal welfare and animal welfare practices as well as practical demonstrations.
The training will be given byProf Louw Hoffmann from the University of Stellenbosch, who gave a similar training earlier this year to export abattoirs.
She said the main goal for this training is to make producers, transporters and auctioneers aware of the importance of animal welfare, to train them on principles of Animal Welfare and to provide them with practical examples on how to improve Animal Welfare.
“We also hope that participants will share their knowledge with colleagues, employees etc,” she said.
Participants are encouraged to register before 24 July 2013 and indicate which training they are registering for.
The schedule for the training sessions is as follows, 29 July 2013 in Windhoek, 30 July 2013 in Mariental, 31 July 2013 in Windhoek and 02 August 2013 in Otjiwarongo.

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