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Global Conference on Animal Welfare


David B. Wilkins
MBE MA Vet.MB (Cantab) MRCVS

Qualified at Cambridge University Veterinary School (UK) as a veterinarian in 1963. In general practice until 1967 and then went to Canada and worked for the Canadian Department of Agriculture for three years. Returned to general practice in the UK but became a veterinary advisor to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in 1977 and its Chief Veterinary Officer in 1983. Moved to Brussels and took up the post of Director of Eurogroup for Animal Welfare in 1992. Acted as an expert to Council of Europe's Committees on Farm Animal Welfare, Transport and Slaughter. Member of European Commission's Advisory Committee on Common Agriculture Policy and Sub-Committee on Animal Welfare. Coordinator of an International Coalition for Farm Animal Welfare (ICFAW) which was formed to have representation at OIE.