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Role of the BVA Ethics and Welfare Group

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The Ethics and Welfare Group (EWG) is the newest of the BVA's policy-forming bodies. Its chairman, James Yeates, describes what his committee does and how it differs from the BVA AWF.

THE EWG's name highlights both its remit and its approach. ‘Ethics’ is the calculation of what is morally right and wrong. It goes beyond personal interests to take an objective stance – a stance that includes explicit consideration of others involved, including clients, animals and society. Ethics is ‘practical reasoning’. This means it is ultimately directed at action – it creates policy for the BVA and recommendations to …

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