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April 26, 2016  

Second annual animal welfare symposium set for May 18 at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Animal welfare scientists and other members of the scientific community will have an opportunity to hear from experts and industry professionals during the second annual Center for Animal Welfare Science symposium at Purdue University.

The symposium will be held 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18 in Stewart Center, Room 302, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette.

Speakers are:
* Ed Pajor, professor of animal behavior and welfare at the University of Calgary: "Improving Animal Welfare - Future Drivers."

* Natalie Bratcher, global animal welfare coordinator at AbbVie Research and Development: "Laboratory Animal Welfare - Challenges, Priorities and the Need for More Research."

* Stephanie Cottee, Cargill Animal Welfare team member: "Animal Welfare - Corporate Challenges and Global Perspectives."

*Andrew Rowan, CEO of the Humane Society International, and faculty fellow, Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University: "Companion Animal Welfare: Challenges and Global Perspectives."

* Janice Siegford, associate professor of animal behavior and animal welfare at Michigan State University: "Using Behavioral Phenotypes to Improve Genetic Selection in Pigs."

* Chris Wolf, professor of agricultural, food and resource economics at Michigan State University: "Public and Farmer Perceptions of Cattle Welfare in the United States - Implications for Demand and Policy."

* Yvonne Thaxton, director of the University of Arkansas Center for Food Animal Wellbeing: "Stand Up for Animal Welfare - Talking to the Public."

* Andrew Luescher, professor emeritus at Purdue University: "Man and Dog, a Tenuous Covenant - Psychological Suffering of Dogs in a Human Environment."

There will also be a panel discussion on global/industry issues in animal welfare and networking sessions.

Registration is $20 for CAWS members and students and $45 for other participants. Registration by May 9 is available at http://bit.ly/1VE3JQQ. Up to five continuing education credits are offered for this program; there is no additional cost for the credits. For more information, please contact Marti Burns at mhburns@purdue.edu or 765-494-0611.           

Writer: Megan Tarter, 765-496-6734, metarter@purdue.edu 

Source: Candace Croney, 765-496-6665, ccroney@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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