2011 Modifying the behaviour of animals
Tuesday 22 February 2011, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra
The 2011 Scientific Seminar explored the animal welfare implications of training animals by asking how our attempts to modify animal behaviour affect the animals themselves. Is making animals work for our own purposes justified? How do we motivate animals to perform, or behave the way we want them to, and do any of them actually enjoy it? Can we use training to improve the welfare of individual animals? And are the training methods used always acceptable, even when they are out of public view? The Seminar presented the views of a range of experts in animal behaviour and training with experience with companion animals, working animals, livestock, zoos and animal parks.
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