Welfare

Welfare stream overview

Keynote speaker Professor Natalie Waran (New Zealand) will discuss research into positive emotions in animals, the ethics of training animals, addressing equine behaviour problems, how different values can lead to different animal welfare challenges and a review of international work on human behaviour change and animal welfare. She is supported by a team of local speakers including Trudie Sharp, George Wilson, Tanya Stephens, Magdoline Awad, Susan Hazel, Bronwyn Orr, and Andrea Harvey. Don’t miss our combined sessions with conservation biology, business and behaviour streams.

Earn 6 additional VetEd points by attending the AVAWE workshop, “Changing human behaviour: changing animal lives” on Friday 18 May. This is an opportunity to explore, discuss and debate approaches to changing human behaviour to improve animal welfare. Strategies that will be discussed include engagement with the community, school children - the next generation of consumers, stock owners and handlers, share-holders, exporters and veterinarians making clinical decisions.

Catch up with colleagues at the AVAWE dinner on Wednesday 16 May, from 7pm. Enjoy a sit-down meal with drinks included at Euro Restaurant, an easy walk from the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre. You’ll hear from our guest speakers and have the opportunity to network with colleagues in the field.

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