The 2019 Discussion Forum

The AWF Discussion Forum takes place on Wednesday 5th June at One Great George Street, Westminster and is followed by the prestigious House of Commons Reception, just a short walk away.

The programme includes a mixture of debate and discussion on a wide variety of topics with sessions led by speakers who are experts in their field.  Full details and speaker profiles coming soon…

The big debates

Exotic animals in captivity: can we meet their welfare needs?

  • Tariq Abou-Zahr, Great Western Exotics in Swindon
  • Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity, Born Free Foundation

UK farming: is welfare good enough?

  • David Main, Professor of Production Animal Health and Welfare, Royal Agricultural University
  • Jim Reynolds, Prof. of Large Animal Medicine and Welfare at Western University, CA

Discursive sessions

End of life care and treatment: where do we draw the line?

  • Dr Polly Taylor, European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

The top welfare priorities of managed animals in the UK

  • Prof Cathy Dwyer, Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

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