Animal welfare

A list of site content that is tagged as Animal welfare – grouped by type of content.

Events

What kinds of ethical and practical challenges do wildlife researchers face? How do these challenges compare with those faced by researchers working with laboratory animals? And how is wildlife research currently (and ideally) regulated in the UK? This plenary given by Dr Julie Lane is organised by the Oxford Species & Spaces Animal Research Nexus team, held at Keble College, Oxford, 5-6pm on the 30th of September, 2019. It may be of particular interest to conservation and wildlife researchers. @APHAgovuk @AnimalResNexus

Do fish feel pain? Are they sentient? What makes a fish happy? Come and find out how you really feel about with the Nexus psychic fish!

On the 29th of November 2018, Animal Research Nexus team members helped to organise an event on the standardisation of welfare terminology.

Blog entry

Written by:

Ally Palmer

Can animals volunteer to participate in research? If so, what does volunteering look like, and what does it mean for animal welfare?

Written by:

Beth Greenhough, Reuben Message, Ally Palmer, Bentley Crudgington

In the Species and Spaces project, we’re exploring people’s perceptions around fish use, sentience, and how these shape and define assumptions around their welfare requirements.

Written by:

Tess Skidmore

Understanding and examining the significance of the laboratory space physically, practically, emotionally and metaphorically, is opening up new lines of social scientific enquiry regarding the relations between health, science and welfare

Announcements

The University of Nottingham as part of Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner, RSPCA, to commence in October 2019. The studentship will focus on the topic of animal research, with the aim of comparing ‘public’ expectations around animal research governance with current UK policy.

Project partners

The Medical Research Council’s Mary Lyon Centre (MLC) is located on the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire.

Publications

This paper draws on ethnographic work with laboratory animal technologists to offer insights into the skills required to study human–animal relations and the role played by storytelling in negotiating the contested moral economies of animal research.

The Routledge Companion to Animal-Human History provides an up-to-date guide for the historian working within the growing field of animal-human history. This book chapter by Rob Kirk suggests that to understand animal–human history we would do well to start with the role of animals in science.

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