Now badged ACCREDITATION 2020, the program is scheduled to roll out from March 2018.
From various communications you may have gained insight on how Accreditation 2020 aims to identify the conditions that an animal lives with by utilising the Five Domains Model, which investigates various aspects of nutrition, environment, health and behaviour. In considering the combined impacts of these four domains, an assessment is then made on the overall experience of the animal (i.e., its mental state; the fifth domain).
The promotion of positive animal welfare as assessed in the Accreditation 2020 Program compliments, but does not duplicate, the members’ requirement to also comply with minimum regulatory standards as set out by state or national governments.
We are passionate about this program and are keen to support you all where we can.
Nicola Craddock, Executive Director, ZAA