In 2004, RSPCA Australia established two perpetual prizes for the best essays on poultry and pig welfare science for students studying veterinary science or animal and veterinary bioscience at the University of Sydney.
As part of their coursework in animal behaviour and animal welfare science, every student is required to submit an essay for assessment. The challenge is to describe animal welfare science developments (for any single species) that have been published in the previous 12 months.
The RSPCA is delighted to have this opportunity to encourage students to examine recent developments in farm animal welfare science with the aim of enhancing the welfare of pigs and poultry.
You can read the prize-winning essays on http://essays.cve.edu.au/. Use the ‘search this site’ function to find the essay you are interested in.
Essay prize winners