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BSAS Annual Conference 2019: Fit For Future

9-11 April 2019, Edinburgh, UK
Join us as we celebrate 75 years of progress in animal science, as we also look at the developments which could reshape animal science in the future. Read more

28th Annual ISAZ Conference Animals in the Public Eye: Interactions and Receptions of Animals

1-4 July 2019, Orlando, Florida
Examination of the observed societal shift in our perceptions of multiple species with an emphasis in the areas of entertainment, exhibition of captive animals, cultural norms, and humane education. Read more

UFAW International Symposium 2019: Advancing animal welfare science: How do we get there?

3-4 July 2019, Bruges, Belgium
Animal welfare science advances are needed to inform decisions on the care and legal protection provided for animals. This two day international symposium will explore two major themes. Read more

44th WSAVA World Congress 2019

16-19 July 2019, Toronto, Canada
The WSAVA World Congress is an opportunity for our global veterinary community to come together to learn, share ideas and to forge relationships with colleagues from around the world. Read more

53rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology: ISAE 2019

5-9 August 2019, Bergen, Norway
The main theme of the congress is “Animals lives worth living”. In addition to the Wood-Gush Memorial Lecture, there will be plenary lectures, shorter presentations as well as posters. Workshops are also welcome. Read more

Second Conference on Animal Law, Ethics and Policy: Liverpool John Moores University, School of Law in collaboration with the UK Centre for Animal Law

10-11 September 2019, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
The conference aims to bring to together leading animal law academics, practitioners in the field of animal welfare and research students to share ideas and develop networks in this fast developing area of law Following the success of last year’s conference, this year the conference will be split between a section devoted to important policy and developmental updates in the area of animals, ethics and law (such as Brexit), and a section devoted to papers from those conducting new research in the area. More information here

European Veterinary Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare: The 2nd Annual Meeting

26-26 September 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The 2019 congress is a joint venture between the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM), the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE), the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association (AWSELVA) and the NWVG (Nederlandse Werkgroep Veterinaire Gedragskunde – Dutch Veterinary Behaviour Group) More information will be available here

One Welfare Conference II

14-16 October 2019, Sydney, Australia
The 2019 conference will extend the scope of the content covered as per the 2017 World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) Global Animal Welfare Strategy which aims for a world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that compliment the pursuit of animal health, human well-being, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability’. Read more HERE

AST 2020 Animal Science and Technology Conference

23-26 March 2020, Edinburgh, UK
Register your interest online HERE

Job opportunities

Queen’s University, Department of Philosophy: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies

While we interpret animal ethics, law and public policy broadly, and welcome applications from various disciplines that study human-animal relations including political science, law, philosophy, sociology and environmental studies, we are looking in particular for research that critically examines the moral, legal and political dimensions of how human-animal relations are governed. More details available HERE

Opportunities in: applied animal behaviour science

The opportunities are published via the ISAE website, however these are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the ISAE. Positions are added weekly (typically on Saturdays), and the posting date is indicated after each listing. 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)