AWSELVA Spring Conference 2014: Animal Futures - Perspectives from Ethics, Law and Social Science

26th March 2014

Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD, United Kingdom

Ethical issues surrounding companion animal obesity, a survey of animal euthanasia and the role of social science in animal welfare were some of the topics explored at AWSELVA's Spring 2014 conference, held at Nottingham Veterinary School.


09:30Registration and coffee
10:00Introduction and welcome, Prof Gary England and Dr Kate Millar
10:15Fat Companions: How weight problems will increasingly affect the lives of dogs and cats, Prof Peter Sandoe
11:00Tea and coffee
11:15“The best and worst part of my job”: Exploring the future of end of life care for animals, Assistant Prof Patricia Morris
12:30The future of the Four Principles in animal ethics: Mepham’s ethical matrix revisited, Prof David Morton CBE
14:30Ethics and society: perspectives on animal blood and organ donation, Dr Pru Hobson-West and Vanessa Ashall
15:15No Future? Dealing with the problem of unwanted dogs, Prof Marie Fox
16:00Closing statement, Dr Becky Whay
16:15Refreshments and informal discussion
16:45Close and depart (AWSELVA AGM)