Scientific Seminar

2012 Animal welfare & ethics

Tuesday 28 February 2012, National Convention Centre, Canberra 

The 2012 Scientific Seminar explored the ethical perspectives of our use of and behaviour towards animals in a range of topical areas, including farm animals, animals in research, recreational and subsistence hunting, funding of animal welfare research, companion animal breeding, ethics in education, and humane killing. The Seminar provided an opportunity to get people thinking about the ethical dilemmas we face in our daily lives and the ethical decisions we make, sometimes without even realising it.



Previous Scientific Seminars

2011 Modifying the behaviour of animals

2010 Wildlife management and conservation

2009 Animals and human health.

2008 Animals in transit: The journey ahead.

2007 How much space does an elephant need? The impact of confinement on animal welfare.

2006 The Five Freedoms and beyond: improving welfare of production animals.

2005 Cruelty to animals: a human problem.

2004 Welfare underwater - issues with aquatic animals.

2003 Solutions for achieving humane vertebrate pest control.

2002 Equine welfare: balancing tradition and science.

2001 Pets or pests? The future of companion animal ownership.

2000 Animal welfare in the new millennium: towards a national approach.

1999 Scientific evidence and improvements in animal welfare: are we ignoring the obvious?