10 Oct 2023

The Animal Behaviour and Welfare research group, SRUC, in collaboration with the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies), Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems, and the Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) will be hosting the ‘Animal Welfare Day’ on 10 October 2023.

The theme for this year’s event will be ‘Creating Cultures of Care in Animal Welfare’, and will showcase research, application and impacts in animal welfare science with a focus on the work done by the partners.

This event is restricted to students and staff at the University of Edinburgh, Roslin, SRUC, GAAFs.

To register for the event: Registration


9.30Introduction to Animal Welfare Day, 2023Cathy Dwyer (SRUC, Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education)
9.45Animal Welfare, Human Behaviour & Behaviour ChangeLesley Jessiman (SRUC)
10.15Culture of Care and the 3Rs: The human factor  Nacho Vinuela-Fernandez (BioResearch and Veterinary Services; University of Edinburgh)
10.45Coffee break
11.00One Health/One WelfareLisa Boden (Head of School , R(D)SVS)
11.30Gypsy, Roma &Traveller equine culture; acknowledging the past, exploring the present, and embracing for the future.Malcolm Morley (BEVA) & Marie Rowland (SRUC)
12.10Impacts of sterilisation on free-roaming dog populations in IndiaHelen Fielding, R(D)SVS
12.30JMICAWE activities in animal welfare educationCathy Dwyer (JMICAWE)
14.30PANEL DISCUSSOIN: End the cage age – what are the options for eliminating the use of cages in agriculture in the EU and the UK?Facilitated by Simon Turner (SRUC):
Andrew Voas (SG -policy perspective)
Laura Dixon (SRUC – science perspective)
Catherine Jadav (CiWF – NGO perspective)
Andy McGowan (Scottish Pig Producers – farmer perspective)
Fiona Roberts (Foods Connected – retailer perspective)
16.00Final discussions and conclusions