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How Clever are the Animals We Keep?

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Date of Event
27th November 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
26th November 2017

Stripe Lecture theatre

Begins at 6pm

The talk will consider questions like: Is there anything that humans can
do that some other animal cannot do? Are all animals sentient? Are sheep
or pigs cleverer than dogs? And what feelings do the animals that we
keep have?

Donald M. Broom, Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare, Cambridge
University, Department of Veterinary Medicine was the first Professor of
Animal Welfare in the world in 1986. He served on UK (FAWC, APC, Seals)
and Council of Europe committees and chaired the World Organization for
Animal Health (O.I.E.) land transport group. He was
Chairman or Vice Chairman of EU Scientific Committees on Animal Welfare
1990 – 2009 and prepared a Study on "Animal Welfare in the EU" for the
European Parliament published January 2017. His recent books include
"Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5th edition" (2015 CABI, with
A.F. Fraser), and "Sentience and Animal Welfare" (2014 CABI).

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