Eminent animal welfare scientist to give public talk at AVC
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 15:16

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, is pleased to host eminent animal welfare scientist Professor David Mellor, University of Massey, New Zealand, in October.

During his visit, Dr. Mellor will give a public lecture entitled “Thriving, not merely surviving: A fresh perspective on animal welfare” on Tuesday, October 17, at 7:00 pm, in Lecture Theatre A, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI.

Dr. Mellor will look at both negative and positive emotions in animals and how these emotions affect behaviours. He will offer a fresh perspective on animal welfare management through promoting positive states and minimizing negative ones, and consider the interaction between them. Much of his pioneering and well-recognized work in the field of animal welfare is on animal emotions and behaviour, and the promotion of positive welfare states in companion animals, farm animals, and others.

This lecture is part of AVC’s annual community workshop series. For information, contact Janice MacWilliam at jmacwilliam@upei.ca or (902) 566-0589.

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