From the board
Statement regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic: With the current situation surrounding the global pandemic COVID-19, CENTRAS diligently follows the instructions received from appropriate government agencies of Indonesia.
Keep your respect to the animals, we can live healthy together.
Indonesia has ranked E for animal protection index, the country score has worsened since 2014 (API, 2020), even though Indonesian animal welfare law has many positive aspects. Law 18 of 2009 on Husbandry and Animal Health is the main piece of animal welfare legislation. Many features of Law 18 of 2009 are supported by regulations or work alongside other legislative acts governing different industries and animal species, such as Regulation 95 of 2012 Concerning Public Health and Animal Welfare, and Act 5 of 1990 on the Conservation of Biological Resources and their Ecosystems. Many sections of Indonesian animal welfare legislation are aligned to the Five Freedoms, or other recognised international standards, such as the OIE’s animal welfare standards. This is particularly prevalent in legislation regarding livestock. Similarly, Indonesia’s dedicated Wildlife Crime Unit and biannual animal welfare meetings are to be commended.
The Indonesian Government has made limited efforts to improve animal welfare since the API was first published in 2014, law 18 of 2009 does not include any enforcement mechanisms and, due to delegated authority to regional or provincial governments, reports suggest enforcement of breaches to any animal welfare law is sporadic. Other areas of concern include the prevalence of dog fighting in the country, the dog and cat meat industry, and the private keeping of wild animals as pets, such as: birds, macaques, orangutans etc. Finally, much of Indonesian animal welfare legislation is motivated by concerns regarding the livestock industry and public health, rather than the suffering of animals more generally, as stated on the Universal Declaration of Animal Welfare (UDAW).
CONNECTIVITY OF THE STUDY CENTER (CENTRAS) AND POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICES-IPB UNIVERSITY
The Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) IPB University held a Study Center Workshop, this is an effort of LPPM IPB University in improving coordination and consolidation between LPPM IPB University, study centers, faculties, schools and other related work units.
LPPM is making a very important change, namely increasing connectivity between research activities and community service and educational activities. LPPM together with the study center must be a unit that is able to provide a place for students to do activities outside the campus through research activities, service or collaboration with partners/society in a broad sense.
The Center for Tropical Animal Studies (CENTRAS) has currently initiated several activities to support this, including:
1. Assistance Activities in Improving the Quality of Goat Cultivation with PT. Cordova Farm
2. Research on “Enhancing Animal Welfare To Fight Zoonoses In Indonesia” with FAO
3. Research “Study of Livestock Traffic: Risk of Spreading Animal Diseases” with the Ministry of Agriculture
4. Making a Feasibility Study of Cattle Fattening in collaboration with HIPMI
5. Training and Assistance in Making High Nutrient Forage Feeds in order to increase beef productivity in collaboration with HIPMI