Do we really understand our animals? Study reveals gap in owner knowledge

Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Source: 
University of Edinburgh

Lockdown measures here in the UK have led many people to spend more time with their pets, at home. While the human benefits of having a companion animal have been well documented, recent research shows a gap in what we know about their needs.

A lack of owner knowledge around the welfare needs of our domesticated animals came out as a top issue in a recent study led by Professor Cathy Dwyer and the late Fiona C. Rioja Lang of Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education. The study was commissioned by the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) and published with peer review.

...follow the link to read the article in full on the University of Edinburgh website...