Updated: Aug 11
Following the launch of VAWA on 1st February 2022, multiple news agencies reached out to learn about who VAWA is and what we stand for.
Since then VAWA has been regularly contacted for our expertise and opinions on a variety of topics from heat stress, to live exports, greyhounds, farrowing crates and the 2022 Code of Welfare review on Dairy Cattle and Pigs.
We were delighted to be asked to speak (PowerPoint and abstract)to the Animal Welfare Chapter of the Australia New Zealand Colleges of Veterinary Scientists in July 2023. They asked us to outline why VAWA is needed and to speak about our views on One Health | One Welfare | te ao Māori.
'VAWA’s ethos is that only by taking an holistic One Welfare | te ao Māori approach and prioritising the welfare of Papatūānuku, can the welfare of everything she supports including our animals, be assured.'