Dr. Wiwiek Bagja Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association For decades the OIE has made guidelines and recommendations on veterinary issues e.g. on emerging/re-emerging animal diseases , food safety, animal welfare ,etc.
Dr. Wiwiek Bagja
Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association
It is only natural that OIE as a world organization expects its country member to , through their respective governments, establish veterinary governance in charge of the control of animal diseases and veterinary public health and carry out sound activities which are in line with the OIE mission of protecting the human race and animals from various animal diseases and unnecessary suffering of animals and in preserving the life of the human race.
Since the time of the Dutch colonization in Indonesia in 1800-1942, the government had always been involved in and made many regulations on animal health ,animal welfare and animal husbandry (livestock) issues. History has proven that many regulations and even a Veterinary Law (Staatsblad 1912) have been made, the latter of which is declared valid up to now. In reality, however, the Law is obsolete.
IVMA currently plays a major role in campaigning animal welfare in many fields in Indonesia, i.e:
Since 2004, animal welfare has become an official curriculum in vet schools
Form of campaign ;
Seminars, lectures, trainings, posters, field actions in post-disasters