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.

Schedule

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
13:15Lunch
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)