I was among the organisers of the 2008 Forum on Global Aspects of Farm Animal Welfare and of the 2009 Conference on Global Trade and Farm Animal Welfare. 150 people attended the Forum, and over 400 from 55 countries attended the Conference, to discuss how trade rules and policies can be – and have already been – used to improve animal welfare.
You can now find the programme and links to the presentations on the European Commission’s (DG SANCO) website: http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare/seminars/index_en.htm#2009 .
The PowerPoint of my presentation at the 2008 Forum is at: http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare/seminars/docs/2223042008_presentations_adolfo_sansolini.pdf
It was my honour to open the 2009 Conference, together with the Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou and the Czech Minister for Agriculture Petr Gandalovic. You can look at my PowerPoint here: http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare/seminars/docs/2021012009_conf_global_trade_farm_animal_wel_presentation_sansolini.pdf