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Following our successful inaugural conference in 2016, the second Wild Animal Welfare Committee conference on 27 March 2019 asks the important question: "Who are the guardians of wild animal welfare?". This full-day event in Edinburgh will feature thought-provoking presentations and ask questions on “guardianship”, such as:

- Who are the guardians of wild animals in the UK?

- What are our responsibilities to wild animals in the UK, when they are affected by human activities?

- Do the regulators see themselves as guardians of wild animal welfare?

- When do we become responsible – legally and ethically – for the welfare of a wild animal?

- When do benign interventions, such as reintroductions, put welfare at risk?

- Do enough people stand up for wild animal welfare?

- What should we all be doing to protect the welfare of wild animals in the UK?

Many traditional activities that affect wildlife, from sport shooting to pest and predator control, have been carried out largely unquestioned for decades or even centuries – either because the practices were unknown or unobserved, or simply because they have always been done that way. Newer activities such as wildlife rehabilitation, identification tagging, research, translocation and other conservation-related activities all have consequences for the welfare of the individual, which are sometimes overlooked or unanticipated. And then there are the many novel developments that affect the environment and create new hazards for the individuals living in it – higher buildings, more extensive transport links and changing land use patterns.

In this context, the Wild Animal Welfare Committee asks where the responsibility lies for wildlife welfare protection in the UK, and whether such protection measures up to modern understanding of, and aspirations for, the welfare of free-living wild animals. Who is in charge of the different processes and who ensures that wild animal welfare is considered alongside conservation, "management" and commercial interests?

The conference will combine presentations from world-renowned speakers with extensive opportunities for delegates to discuss and contribute to the debate.

Check this page again or see www.wawcommittee.org for the latest details of confirmed speakers.

Please contact us direct at www.wawcommittee.org to book student places at £40.

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