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Other animal welfare events



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

AWSELVA Winter Conference: Language and Animals

21 November 2019, London, UK
The use of language relating to animals is fundamental in all our interactions with them. Whether relating to animal law, policy and welfare prosecutions, in the media and wider society or the language employed when talking to pet owners about the animal they care for, language has meaning. It impacts on the way animals are perceived and regarded by us and their status in a human-dominated society. Communication affects the care given to animals and can be a bridge or a barrier to shared understanding of the place of animals in human lives. More information available here

AST 2020 Animal Science and Technology Conference

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

Animals and Climate Change Conference

July 2021, Sydney, Australia
Minding Animals International Incorporated, the Australasian Animal Studies Association and the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania have joined forces to bring you the Animals and Climate Change Conference (ACCC). The conference will be held in Sydney, in July, 2021 (exact dates are likely to be later in July, and the venue is yet to be confirmed). Until the conference website is up, more information can be found HERE

Job opportunities

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)