Through a combination of lectures, videos and discussions, this course is designed to give attendees a solid background in animal welfare science, ethics and law. Past attendees have included veterinarians (working in practice or for government or animal charities), animal welfare researchers and students, and animal charity workers/campaigners, and have come from a wide variety of countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

The Course is made up of five sections: Welfare Concepts and Assessment, and Zoo Animal Welfare; Law and Companion Animal Welfare; Horse Welfare; Principles of Ethics in Relation to Animal Use; and Farm Animal Welfare. People can book to attend all of the sections or just the one(s) they are interested in.

For all the information on Course Details follow the drop-down menu under ‘Course Details’. You will find an in-depth description of  the content of each course section HERE and for the breakdown of registration fees click HERE.

You can also download PDF versions of course lecturers biographies from the Lecturers‘ tab and if still in doubt, why don’t you read the full account of CAWSEL 2013 – via the blog of Josh Duffy.

If any of your queries have not been clarified, don’t hesitate to contact Rose Padmore or Madalina Marincas by emailing