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RSPCA’s online annual Animal Welfare Seminar starts today, bringing together experts in animal welfare research to share knowledge and insights on strengthening our relationships with the animals who share our lives. 

Held online today and tomorrow, this year’s Seminar will focus on how animals experience their relationship with us – delving into their wants and needs, considering animal-centric opportunities to strengthen the human-animal connection and what we can do to support animals’ best lives. 

“Animals occupy a special space in the lives and hearts of many Australians,” said RSPCA Australia CEO Richard Mussell.  

“We value the relationship we have with them and the joy, companionship and support they give us. 

“But how often do we stop and consider how those animals experience that relationship with us? 

“No matter what role an animal plays in our lives, it’s crucial we look at things through their eyes – and consider their welfare needs as a priority.” 

The Seminar brings together leading experts from Australia and overseas, with topics including horse welfare in equine-assistance services, the animal victims of domestic and family violence, and welfare issues affecting companion animals whose elderly guardians are forced to transition to residential care without them. 

We’re pleased to have a range of esteemed speakers, from across Australia but also from New Zealand, Canada, and the Netherlands, who will cover a diverse range of topics. 

“The Seminar promises to be an insightful and relevant experience for anyone who cares for an animal or who has an interest in their welfare.” 

The full program is available here and attendance is free.  

Interviews with speakers can be arranged. 

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