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Other Animal Welfare Events

International Conference on Human–Wildlife Conflict and Co-existence

postponed to later in 2020, Oxford, UK
This conference, to be held at the University of Oxford Examination Schools, UK, aims to bring together researchers, community leaders, government representatives and participants from academic, non-profit, and private sectors from around the world to advance knowledge, foster inter-disciplinary discussions and find solutions to mitigate and manage human–wildlife conflict.

ISAZ 2020: One Health, One Welfare: Wellbeing for All in Human–Animal Interactions

Postponed to the 3-5 September 2020, Liverpool, UK
The International Society for Anthrozoology will hold its annual conference at the University of Liverpool, UK.

UFAW Conference 2020: Recent Advances in Animal Welfare Science VII

Free virtual event
This regular meeting of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) will be held at the University of Birmingham, UK. Enquires should be sent to Stephen Wickens:

ISAE2020: The 54th Congress of International Society of Applied Ethology

Postponed to 2-6 August 2021, Bangalore, India
The congress theme is “Developing animal behaviour and welfare: Real solutions for real problems”.

11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

23-27 August 2020, Maastricht, The Netherlands
The 11th World Congress on Alternatives and the Use of Animal in the Life Sciences will explore the latest in 3R R&D and will provide a multidisciplinary programme covering more traditional themes as well as very latest issues and novel developments in the field of alternatives to animal testing in the life sciences.

The 28th Annual Animal Law Conference

Virtual event, 23-25 October 2020,  Baltimore, USA
The Animal Law Conference is the preeminent event in the field of animal law today.

Sport, Animals, & Ethics

26-28 May 2021, New Brunswick, Canada
The Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of New Brunswick is hosting a two-day conference on Sport, Animals, Ethics, May 26-28, 2021. Paper proposals will be welcomed from all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Watch for the Call for Abstracts in October 2020. For more information, contact Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet and Sam Morris

Animals and Climate Emergency Conference

22-29 July 2021, Sydney, Australia
This conference builds on over a decade of highly successful animal studies conferences organised by MAI. This event will incorporate the 5th Minding Animal Conference and the 1st Compassionate Conservation Oceania Conference.The conference will also feature a distinct Critical Animal Studies Day to be organised by the Human Animal Research Network (HARN) at the University of Sydney with the support from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania.

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 Team.

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.

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. 

Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare

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.

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 …

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