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PROFESSIONAL ANIMAL AUDITOR CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION

The mission of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization is to promote animal welfare through auditor training and audit certification.

PAACO’s Vision is to be the authority on animal welfare auditing by providing high quality training and certification credential for auditors and audits.

Animal welfare issues affect multiple segments of our animal and food industry, and they all must support the comprehensive animal care areas we serve.

Animal care is widely recognized to have an impact on the following areas:

  • Farms
  • Meat and Poultry Manufacturers and Processors
  • Retail and Grocers
  • Food Service and Restaurants
  • Government Food Purchases
  • Government and Regulations
  • Sustainability and Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Other Animal Interests
  • Animal Laboratories

Upcoming News

Winter 2018 Newsletter

2018 Training Schedule:

On-Farm Swine Welfare Auditor – November 27-28, 2018 – Brookings, SD – Class is full; contact ckaster@animalauditor.org for wait list.

Canadian Poultry Welfare Auditor – November 13-15, 2018 – Canada – Registration open on PIC’s website.

 

2019 Training Schedule:

Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor – April 2019 – Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Dairy Welfare Auditor – Spring 2019 – Wisconsin

Meat Plant Welfare Auditor – May 7-8, 2019 – Sioux City, IA

Dairy Welfare Auditor – Summer 2019 – Tennessee

Poultry Welfare Auditor – August 2019 – North Carolina

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