AWSELVA Winter Conference: Language and Animals

Starlings courtesy of Richard Burkmar
21st November 2019
Mothers' Union, Mary Sumner House,
24 Tufton Street,
London,
SW1P 3RB
United Kingdom

AWSELVA's Winter Conference 2019

The use of language relating to animals is fundamental in all our interactions with them. Whether relating to animal law, policy and welfare prosecutions, in the media and wider society or the language employed when talking to pet owners about the animal they care for, language has meaning. It impacts on the way animals are perceived and regarded by us and their status in a human-dominated society. Communication affects the care given to animals and can be a bridge or a barrier to shared understanding of the place of animals in human lives. 

 

THIS CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE EMAIL info@awselva.org.uk FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

9.00 - 9.45
Registration opens
9.45 - 10.00
Conference opening address from Chair Paul Roger
10.00 - 10.30
Neil Forbes, Exotics consultant: Exotic animal patients - understanding their needs and acting as their advocate with their owners.  Just because we always have... doesn’t mean it’s right or acceptable
10.30 - 11.00
Peter Fordyce, University of Cambridge: Words, animal welfare, and the law; the Humpty Dumpty problem
11.00 - 11.30
Break
11.30 - 12.00
Phil Stocker, National Sheep Association: Language, Policy and Sheep
12.00 - 12.30
Frances Robinson, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics: Is there a problem in calling a non-human animal 'it'?
12.30 - 2.00
Lunch
1.00 - 2.00
AWSELVA AGM, handovers and announcements
2.00 - 2.30
Heather Bacon, University of Edinburgh: Common things that we overlook in our communications with animals & how we might often label animals
2.30 - 3.00
Chris Draper, Born Free: The association between words and the welfare of free-living and captive wild animals
3.00 - 4.30
Panel discussion
4.30
Conference closes, drinks at The Marquis of Granby
Conference Attendance
Product Price
Members' price £90.00
Non-members' price £125.00
Student price £30.00