ANIMAL WELFARE SCIENCE: RISING TO THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING WORLD
We are living in a time of significant global challenges and changes. Improving animal welfare can help in tackling many of these, so the science of animal welfare has a large part to play in helping attain a sustainable way of living in the future. There is also growing awareness and concern amongst many people around the world regarding the treatment and welfare of animals, and our responsibilities towards them. This has led to a growing shift in focus away from simply ensuring that managed animals do not have poor welfare, and towards providing them with a good quality of life.
The WAFL conference is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level, held once every three years. We hope that you can join us at the virtual conference in August (16-19th), to share and learn about advances in this field of study, and help to strengthen connections between animal welfare scientists around the world. Communications on any topic related to the assessment of animal welfare are very welcome, particularly those which fall into the following themes:
Transdisciplinary approaches to measuring animal welfare
Back to basics: practical solutions to improve animal welfare
Animal health and welfare: Interchangeable or interdependent?
The role of animal welfare in addressing global grand challenges
Humans in the animal welfare loop
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