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Other animal welfare events


9th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB)

9-12 August, Liverpool, UK
Join the Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology Research Group in Liverpool for the 9th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB) from Thursday 9 August to Sunday 12 August 2018. Learn more

AWSELVA Summer Conference 2018: Sentience – Where does sentience start?

12 September, London, UK
AWSELVA’s next UK conference will be in London and will focus on animal sentience in relation to animal welfare law and ethics. The conference will be held at Mary Sumner House, Westminster, on 12th September between 10.00am – 4.30pm. Confirmed speakers for the conference include CAWSEL lecturers Professor Donald Broom and Dr David Williams amongst others. Registration is now open and you can look forward to some great talks and discussion on this important topic. Read more here

43rd World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress AND 9th FASAVA Congress

25-28 September, Singapore
We invite you to excite your sensations of sights, smells and taste in our little urban garden, with the scenic views and unique cuisines. Get lost in the culture and diversity that Singapore has to offer, and find out for yourself why we are a well-known hub even though we are only a little dot on the map. Learn more

International Companion Animal Welfare Conference 2018

9-11 October, Krakow, Poland
2018 is the twentieth ICAWC which has become the leading conference of its kind, providing a platform where hundreds of delegates working in the field of dog and cat welfare can network, exchange knowledge and gain support from like-minded delegates. Learn more

Bienestar Equino – Equine Welfare: A Cross-Sectional Approach

3-4 December, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
The enhancement of equine welfare from a scientific perspective, based on the physical, mental, social level of the horse, as well as its management and environment, offers us the opportunity to improve; the motivation of horse-rider, safety, health and sustainability of the equestrian sector. Read more and register

SRT 3rd International Conference: Horse, Rider, Saddlery Interactions: Welfare and Performance

8 December, Nottingham University, UK
SRT2018 is our 3rd International Conference with a wonderful line up of world-renowned equine scientists presenting the latest equine research and is generously supported by leading equine brands and organisations. By working together and putting scientific research into practice we can achieve so much to improve welfare and performance of our equine and human athletes. Read more


Job opportunities


The Messerli Research Institute Vienna, Unit of Ethics and Human-Animal Studies, is looking for a: PhD student (University Assistant)

The Messerli Research Institute is located at the campus of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and is also part of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. It is entirely dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the human-animal relationship and consists of a Unit of Comparative Cognition, a Unit of Comparative Medicine, and a Unit of Ethics and Human-Animal Studies. More details available HERE

Hartpury University Centre opportunity for a: Doctoral Studentship (PhD)

Area of research: Investigating zoo visitor-animal interactive encounters. Hartpury is pleased to be offering three fully funded studentship to start on 1st October 2018. This studentship will be based in the Animal Welfare Research Arena at University Centre, Hartpury. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of new Postgraduate Community in an idyllic rural setting, with world leading facilities undertaking impactful and cutting-edge practice-based and industry related research. More information available HERE.


Animal welfare news


An interview with CAWSEL lecturer: Professor Donald Broom

As one of the world’s leaders in animal welfare, Professor Broom shares his vast knowledge and experience with Student Manager, Edie Bowles, in the latest edition of Animal Justice UK published by A-law’s Student TeamRead the interview HERE

Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins: Scientists uncover dolphins’ underwater world

A world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins has given researchers the best view yet into their hidden marine world. Read more HERE

Animal Cognition Organisation have updated the List of Animals That Have Passed the Mirror Test

Animals that pass the mirror test will typically adjust their positions so that they can get a better look at the new mark on their body, and may even touch it or try to remove it. They usually pay much more attention to the part of their body that bears a new marking than they did in past un-marked sessions. Read more HERE

Animal Welfare: The latest news from The Guardian


Animal Mosaic: Global Animal Connections – via Animal Mosaic

This website provides information, resources and forums to enable people from diverse backgrounds to learn, interact and work together towards a better future for both animals and humans. Read latest NEWS here

Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare – via FAO

A single access point for a wide range of information related to the welfare of farm animals. A participatory platform to retrieve and submit information, as well as to engage in commonly developed projects and thematic discussions. DISCOVER MORE

Temple Grandin on Understanding Horse Behaviour – via Alberta Horses

Originally printed in Western Horseman, Nov. 1997, pp.140-145
…”Animals don’t think, they just make associations.” I responded to that by saying, “If making associations is not thinking, then I would have to conclude that I do not think.” People with autism and animals both think by making visual associations. These associations are like snapshots of events and tend to … READ MORE



Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law care of Dr Anthony Podberscek, University of Sydney
(via appointed organiser Opening Doors & Venues, Wassell Grove Business Centre, Wassell Grove Lane, Stourbridge, DY9 9JH, Tel. +44 (0) 1562 731788)