BEAG certification® was created to meet moral requirements, current scientific, philosophical and societal issues in terms of Animal Welfare (BEA), prevention of abuse in structures housing wild and/or domestic animals: zoos, refuges, animal parks, care centers for wild animals, aquariums, etc.
This approach based on volunteering makes it possible to adopt an attitude of transparency towards public, visitors, users, but also people with negative preconceptions about the well-being of the animals housed within these institutions.
BEAG Certification® allows all structures housing animals to assess their well-being on the basis of criteria that are both zootechnical and environmental, but also scientific, ethological and cognitive
Definition of Animal Welfare by the World Organisation for Animal Health:
According to the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code , animal welfare refers to «the physical and mental state of an animal in relation to the conditions in which it lives and dies»..
Evaluation criteria based on the 5 fundamental freedoms of animals set out in 1965 and recognized worldwide
– Free from hunger, thirst and malnutrition,
– Free from of fear and distress,
– Free from of physical or thermal stress,
– Free from pain, lesions and disease,
– Possibility to express the normal behaviors of his species.