Colombia was the location for our film highlighting the South American winner of the 2019 World Veterinary Association Global Animal Welfare Awards. The project has involved our cameras travelling to five continents in just two months to capture the amazing stories of the veterinarians who have gone ‘above and beyond’ when it comes to promoting the field of animal welfare in the World.
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Dr. Edilberto Brito Sierra – Colombia
Dr. Brito is highly recognised and respected both in Colombia and in Latin America for his work in animal health and welfare. As Animal Welfare Focal Point for OIE in Colombia and through continuous work over several years, his career has contributed science-based and legal support to develop the creation of the legal framework and regulations that can give a better quality of life to the animals in the country (especially to production animals), and in the region within the One Health and One Welfare framework.
He has worked in the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) from 1988 and has been Coordinator of the Safety in Primary Animal Production Group from February 2017 to the current date.
Speaking about his WVA Award, Dr. Brito said: “It’s an award that I hope will be given to more vets because it promotes animal welfare and shows that it is an important subject and it is therefore of fundamental importance to the development of future generations of vets.”