8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ASSESSMENT OF ANIMAL WELFARE AT FARM AND GROUP LEVEL
The 8th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level has been postponed from August 2020 to 16-19th August 2021. Despite a large number of abstract submissions received, given the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, we would like everyone to stay safe and not committing to travel to Ireland in August 2020.
We will carry over all submitted abstracts and registrations made to date, but in the event registered delegates can no longer attend the 2021 dates, a full refund (minus a small admin fee) will be issued. There will also be an option to edit/withdraw your submitted abstract or to upload new research.
We are living in a time of significant global challenges and changes. Improving animal welfare can help in tackling many of these, so the science of animal welfare has a large part to play in helping attain a sustainable way of living in the future. There is also growing awareness and concern amongst many people around the world regarding the treatment and welfare of animals, and our responsibilities towards them. This has led to a growing shift in focus away from simply ensuring that managed animals do not have poor welfare, and towards providing them with a good quality of life.
The WAFL conference is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level, held once every three years. We hope that you can join us at the conference next August in Cork, Ireland, to share and learn about advances in this field of study, and help to strengthen connections between animal welfare scientists around the world. Communications on any topic related to the assessment of animal welfare are very welcome, particularly those which fall into the following themes:
Transdisciplinary approaches to measuring animal welfare
Back to basics: practical solutions to improve animal welfare
Animal health and welfare: Interchangeable or interdependent?
The role of animal welfare in addressing global grand challenges
Humans in the animal welfare loop