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Animals pushed to the limits? Implications for welfare and ethics
Wed 22 June 2016, 13:00 – 19:00 BST
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The demands of animal production, companionship and veterinary interventions have pushed animal biology to the limits. These ‘enhancements’ to their genetics, nutrition and behaviour improve the way animals work with people, but may damage their health and welfare. Five world experts will delve into different types of human-animal interactions, including for food animals, companion animals and working equines that have changed animal biology to the limit of their experience of a good life. Understanding the science of ‘animal enhancement’ will provide insight into the future of pushing animal to the limits. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion open to questions from the audience.
Becky Whay, Bristol University
Rowena Packer, RVC
Peter Jinman, FAWC
Manuel Magalhães Sant'Ana, Universidade do Porto
Peter Down, Nottingham University
The image above is the speakers from the 2015 event with CABI's CIO, Andrea Powell. From left to right, Charlotte Burn, Tammie King, Andrea Powell, Lisa Collins, Martin Whiting, and Don Broom.
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