Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS: After CAWSEL

 

Holly Hodges, Writtle University College, UK (2016 attendee)
“Thank you for a brilliant experience at CAWSEL, it was a very informative couple of weeks and good to meet other people from the animal welfare field. The ethics section particularly has led to some extra reading! I thought the structure of the sections and the teaching style worked really well, the discussions were very interesting and there was a good balance between that and lecture material across the 2 weeks. Content was great and expanded on areas my Masters had touched upon, the fish and lab animal welfare were particularly informative for me personally.”

Jess Rendle BSc (Hons) MSc ATLS, PhD Student, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2016 attendee and CAWSEL Ambassador):
“I would like to thank you and the team for organising such an epic course! I feel truly inspired by meeting the world’s leaders in animal welfare and mingling with like-minded people who were on the course. I cannot express enough just how much I enjoyed every minute of it, it was a course that was worth every penny! Thank you.”

Dr Anthony Nsoh Akunzule, Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana (2014 attendee):
“The benefits of CAWSEL 2014 have had positive impacts in my professional work, as a veterinary surgeon  in Ghana. On my return to Ghana after CAWSEL 2014, I implemented the following activities…” READ MORE

Dr Moira Desport, Animal Ethics Adviser, Research Ethics & Integrity, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2014 attendee):
“I was privileged to attend CAWSEL in 2014 after receiving financial support from the Douglas Houghton Memorial Fund. The course was excellent. The small group teaching model that Cambridge University is famous for means that there is plenty of interaction with the lecturers and the other course participants. It was so interesting to discuss animal welfare and ethical issues that other participants have experienced in their own countries. I highly recommend this course for anyone with an interest in animal welfare. I work in the animal ethics area but I found all of the units stimulating and informative and would recommend enrolling in the whole course if you are able to.”

Dr. Ammar Ibrahim, Bsc,Msc,PhD, Canine Geneticist, African Centre for Veterinary Consulting, Khartoum, Sudan (2014 attendee):
“I am one of the founders of the African Centre for Veterinary Consulting (ACVC), a non-profit center which works in promoting animal welfare in Sudan. After I finished the course [in 2014] I returned back to my country, and then we started advocating towards teaching animal welfare as one of the courses on the veterinary school curriculum in Sudan. We succeeded to convince two veterinary schools to adopt this course in their curriculum. Furthermore, ACVC has significantly contributed in drafting the outline of this course and now [2017] I am teaching this course at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bahri. CAWSEL has significantly helped me with that. Nowadays I am working on an animal welfare workshop that will gather academics from six veterinary schools in Sudan to evaluate and develop this course and hopefully we will be able to attract more schools to teach the course as well.”

Dr. Vijay Pal Singh, IGIB Veterinarian, Delhi, India and Assistant Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, India:
“I participated in the Course on Animal Welfare Science Ethics and Law (CAWSEL 2013) at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK, from 8 Sep–20 Sep 2013. I am a changed person after attending this course at Cambridge. I started many activities in my Institute and in my country. […] I organised the 2nd International Course in Lab Animal Science from 19-30 January 2015 based of FELASA C recommendation in support with Laboratory Animal Ltd. On use of animals in research, practical handling and animal welfare. Course duration was 2 weeks with many national and international participants. Guests Speakers from Cambridge University, Sri Lanka, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, EPISKIN Academy, France and AAALAC USA were invited for talks…” READ MORE

Cambridge Wrap-Up: The full account of CAWSEL 2013
The Cambridge experience, the eye-opening lectures, the knowledgeable Professors – it is all depicted day for day by Philosophy student and aspiring ‘Animal Ethicist’ Josh Duffy on his personal ‘blog of Josh Duffy