The environment calls on veterinarians to promote animal rights and welfare

-During the National Congress of Behavioral Medicine, experts said that it is necessary to avoid violence against animals

CITY OF PUEBLA, May. – The Secretary of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Territorial Planning (SMADSOT), Beatriz Manrique Guevara, called on veterinary medicine students and professionals to seek the welfare of animals based on knowledge, science and the spread of the rights of all living beings, because the health of animals also represents good for society.

During the inauguration of the First National Congress for Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine in 2022 at the Autonomous Popular University of the State of Puebla (UPAEP), organized by the Institute for Animal Welfare (IBA), Manrique Guevara pointed out that Puebla is one of the few states that has an Institute for Social care in constant evolution, which makes it a pioneer of care programs that are even replicated in other parts of the country.

In front of students, representatives of the academy and municipal authorities, the official stressed the importance of “one health”; that is, care for all people, natural resources and living beings in interdisciplinary actions.

The representative of the Federal Public Prosecutor for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), Alicia Noemí Hernández Mugartegui, said that the welfare of animals is everyone’s responsibility, therefore the federal agency will provide the necessary support in programs and actions aimed at this purpose; On the other hand, Ileana Martínez Ramos, director of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the UPAEP, asserted that the training of future veterinarians must take into account, in addition to physical knowledge, new schemes to promote animal rights.

During the inauguration of the Congress, which will last two days in the premises of UPAEP, the director of IBA, Irma Gómez Castañeda, emphasized that veterinary practice includes science for knowledge, but also teaching in the classroom goes beyond society with a message of respect and care for all living beings. .

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