Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law (CAWSEL) will return to St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, for #CAWSEL19, from 8 to 20 September.

CAWSEL has been running in different formats for over two decades. It brings together experts from animal welfare, including lecturers, doctors, professors and scientists renowned world-wide for their research work to share their expertise with delegates from the UK and the rest of the world. In 2018, CAWSEL welcomed participants from 12 different countries.

CAWSEL is split into four individual courses and attendees can choose to attend as many as they wish. Course 2, Law and Companion Animal and Horse Welfare, is a 4-day course running from Wednesday 11 to Friday 14 September, looking closely at a number of pertinent topics including:

  • the current legislation protecting all species
  • the protection of Animal Acts
  • UK and EU legislations in relation to farm animals
  • The legal protection of animals used in experimentation
  • transport legislation and guidelines

Mike Radford OBE, Reader in Law at the University of Aberdeen and trustee of the UK Centre for Animal Law, will deliver the material on Animal Welfare and Law during the first three days of Course 2 (see Course 2 timetable). Mike was a founder member of both A-law and the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association (AWSELVA) and is presently a trustee of the Dogs Trust, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) and OneKind.

Other lecturers include: Professor Emeritus Donald Broom (Cambridge University) who has lectured on animal welfare in 43 countries and has published over 200 refereed papers and seven books; Professor Emeritus David Morton, awarded a CBE for his “services to the UK and International Veterinary Profession especially Animal Welfare and Ethics”; and, course organiser, Dr Anthony Podberscek (University of Sydney) who is a board member of The International Society for Anthrozoology and editor-in-chief of Anthrozoös, the multidisciplinary journal about the interactions between people and animals.

Early Bird Fees (valid until April 30th) vary from £400 to £980 per Course, and some grants are available via the Douglas Houghton Memorial Fund. CAWSEL also offer Student and Charity rates and a 15% discount applies for participants who book two or more courses. CAWSEL take online registrations only for all four Courses. Find out more, including about fees and available grants, at www.cawsel.com.

If you have any questions about CAWSEL, don’t hesitate to contact Madalina Marincas at Opening Doors & Venues, the appointed organisers:

Tel: +44 (0) 1562 731788

Email: [email protected]

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