The event was held in Mexico City by the Federal Attorney for Environmental and Land Management. Attending the meeting was representatives from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia in addition to professors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and veterinarians in various states throughout the country. María Guadalupe Davalos Villaseñor, Chief of the city’s Animal Control, represented Puerto Vallarta.
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The forum addressed topics such as policy gaps to ensure the welfare of animals, the social effects of animal abuse, and the role of civil society in the protection of animals, among other topics.
More than 300 people attended the forum from various parts of the country who were given the opportunity to learn the latest developments in veterinary and animal welfare research.
There was also a special emphasis on new animal protection laws, and how to address the laws with local authorities, presented by Leticia Martinez, Director General for Crime Prevention with the Secretariat of Public Security in the Federal District
Guadalupe Dávalos stressed that such events are of great importance to carry out the work in accordance with new animal protection laws.
The forum comes on the heels of the international story of Sandy, the dog found near death by Canadian tourists and rescued by SPCA de PV.