We all turn to professionals for guidance at times. ACTAsia offers training and professional development to veterinarians, lawyers, doctors, social workers, teachers, journalists, nonprofit members and government officials.
Our veterinary training programme, Train the Trainer, helps promote fundamental standards in the treatment of companion animals in China, where veterinary knowledge is limited to animal husbandry. We work in partnership with Vets for Compassion, Australia, to host regular workshops, where veterinarians can learn best practice.
While vets learn about the sentience of the animals they treat, they also learn proper anaesthesia techniques for surgery, current spay and neuter methods, the importance of pain management, and how vaccination can control rabies. The vets we teach become educators themselves, going out into their communities to share the knowledge and new methods they have learnt.
We promote responsible pet ownership, ensuring veterinarians fully understand animal sentience and act as ambassadors within society. Encouraging collaboration between vets and government officials and local animal protection groups is also a crucial part of our work.
As part of Caring for Life Education, we train teachers to integrate our humane education programme into the school curriculum, supporting mandatory moral and quality education. We provide workshops, classroom support, and lesson plans as guidance.