Pan Livestock
Alexandra Hammond-Seaman
Animal welfare

Alexandra joined the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in 2001 as a regional expert to develop the RSPCA’s International work in Europe, primarily in the CEE countries heading for EU accession. In this time the RSPCA International has become the major international animal welfare organization delivering a comprehensive programme of work in Europe and more recently central Asia.

She has developed and managed a number of animal welfare initiatives across Europe; Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and others. She has driven the RSPCA’s strategy in Europe and represented the Society in meetings and negotiations with governments. She has assisted and advised local and central authorities on relevant legislation governing dog catching operations services, and shelter management procedures. She conducted assessment studies in many European countries and has a very good understanding of the European policy framework, including the companion animals.

Over the past three years she developed a successful programme of work in Turkey. This has been recognized by the government, professional bodies and the industry, covering issues such as dog population management and facilitating training for abattoir operators and government officials on welfare at slaughter.