Lightning talks

We introduced the lightning talks at the 2023 Discussion Forum. These talks are a unique opportunity for delegates to share their insights and experiences on animal welfare topics close to their heart and spark interest among other attendees.

This year, we are welcoming three 8-min long lightning talks which will be followed by a short Q&A with the speaker. Please see details below:

10:55 – 11:10

The role of direct action and activism in driving positive change for animals

Speaker: Dan Kidby, Co-Director at Animal Rising

12:50 – 13:05 

From the race track to the dog park: behavioural adaptation and welfare considerations of greyhounds rehomed as pets

Speaker: Rebecca Sommerville BSc MSc CCAB, Clinical Animal Behaviourist at Behaviour by Becca

15:30 – 15:45 

As a nation, and global community, how do we prioritise actions to address animal welfare concerns, against a backdrop of widely conflicting views, and limited resources? 

Speaker: Professor Christianne Glossop BVetMed, PhD, OBE, FRAgs, FRCVS, Independent Consultant, Past CVO Wales (2005-2022)