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25 January 2012

Animal welfare & ethics: Where does science end and ethics begin?

by Peter Sandøe, Professor of Bioethics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The keynote speaker at this year’s RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar is Peter Sandøe, Professor of Bioethics at the University of Copenhagen.

To take advantage of his visit, RSPCA Australia, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, Melbourne University and Murdoch University is hosting a series of public lectures in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth at which Peter Sandøe will further elaborate on the topic of animal welfare and ethics.

A public lecture to challenge your thinking on ethical issues!

  • Is there a clear distinction between animal welfare science and the ethical discussions about what is right and wrong in our dealings with animals?
  • Does it matter how animal welfare is defined?
  • What are the ethical assumptions affecting the study of animal welfare?
  • Why do these assumptions vary depending on whether we’re talking about farm animals or companion animals?
  • How can researchers present results in a way that makes their ethical assumptions transparent?

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