AWSELVA Summer Conference 2012: Animals in Entertainment

26th June 2012
Royal College Street
London
NW1 0TU
United Kingdom

Is it ethical to use animals for our entertainment? Many sports and leisure activities use animals, but while we may enjoy these activities, the animals may not. What are the welfare implications of using animals for entertainment, how is the welfare of these animals assessed and when might we judge that using animals purely for our entertaiment is unethical? AWSELVA's 2012 Summer Conference explored these and other questions with the Association's usual mix of expert input and open debate.

09:30
Arrival and coffee
09:55
Introduction and welcome. Ed Varley, AWSELVA President
10:00
Horsing around: horses in riding, racing and competition. Dr Madeleine Campbell, Royal Veterinary College
10:40
Born to be Wild: wildlife tourism. Daniel Turner, Born Free Foundation
11:20
Tea/coffee break
11:50
Animals in Animation: media’s influences on our perception of animals. Josep Subirana, The Brooke
12:30
Celebrity Animals: animals in movie and theatre. Peter Scott, PAWSI
13:10
Lunch
14:10
The AWSELVA debate: Dog Showing. Emma Milne, ‘Vets in Practice’ star; Alison Skipper, Crufts Independent Vet & Alfold Veterinary Practice
15:40
Tea/coffee break
16:00
AWSELVA AGM