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Tourism and Animal Welfare Symposium

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South Bank University

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7th Annual CABI/LSBU/RVC Symposium

Tourism and Animal Welfare

A 21st century dilemma for veterinarians, animal welfare organisations, tourists and the tourism industry


Speakers include:
Don Broom, University of Cambridge
Neil Carr, University of Otago
Glen Cousquer, University of Edinburgh
Clare Jenkinson, Association of British Travel Agents
Tom Moorhouse, University of Oxford
Stuart Patterson, Royal Veterinary College
Jan Schmidt-Burbach, World Animal Protection
Daniel Turner, Animondial

Chaired by Maria Diez-Leon, Royal Veterinary College

Registration from 12:45
Programme begins at 13:15
Drinks reception from 17:30

Attendees will be entitled to a £10 discount on Tourism and Animal Welfare


There is a strong link between tourism and animals, whether in zoos, marine parks, or on safari. Tourists encounter animals in many different situations: photo opportunities, street performances, animal rides and specialised ‘sanctuaries’ such as elephant homes and tiger temples. Tourism may benefit wildlife, by funding wildlife animal conservation, as well as providing vital income for local communities, but the exploitation of animals in animal entertainment can be a cruel and degrading experience for intelligent sentient creatures.

Veterinarians, committed to working for the health and welfare of animals, need to know about the issues surrounding tourism and welfare, and the science and the evidence concerning these welfare issues. It is also essential to understand the culture and relationships between animals and their keepers in the destinations. Meanwhile, in the tourist industry, animal welfare issues can have a strong influence on a person’s choice of holiday, a fact that is appreciated by animal welfare NGOs.

This symposium brings together experts from both the tourism and veterinary worlds to examine the science, economics and welfare issues involved in the use of animals in tourism, and to discuss how animal welfare in tourist settings can be improved. It comprises presentations from recognised experts and a panel discussion chaired by Maria Diez-Leon from the Royal Veterinary College. It will be followed by a networking reception, where you can meet the speakers and discuss the issues.

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