Thursday 25 August 18:00 - 20:00

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Book launch: Routledge Handbook of Animal Welfare

Charity & Causes

"A new book about numerous aspects of animal welfare merits worldwide attention." - Prof. Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today

Join leading animal welfare advocates and speakers for the launch of the paradigm-shifting Routledge Handbook of Animal Welfare. Prosecco and soft drinks will be available. This event is free but registration is required.

About the book

New understanding of the remarkable abilities of a wide range of animals is leading to a fundamental reconsideration of the ways in which we use, and sometimes exploit, other species. Combining the expertise of 50 authors – many of whom are world leaders in their fields, the Routledge Handbook of Animal Welfare comprehensively covers animal welfare concerns associated with the farming of terrestrial species and fish, transportation, slaughter, the use of animals in laboratories, zoos, entertainment settings, and as companions, working animals, and more. Virtually all contemporary animal welfare issues are covered in depth.

The inclusion of recent topics such as the impacts of climate change on animal welfare, and the links between animal exploitation, antimicrobial resistance and pandemics, ensure this text is among the most current in its field. This textbook also includes coverage of animal ethics, animal law in key regions of the world, stakeholder perspectives, education, communication and human behavioural change. It is essential reading for policy-makers, researchers and other professionals working in the animal welfare sector, and for students of animal welfare everywhere.

Discount codes and copies will be available at the launch. See also: reviews and information

About the speakers

Peter Egan is an actor, animal advocate, and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for services to animal welfare from the University of Winchester.

Andrew Knight is a veterinary Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics at the the University of Winchester, Lead Editor of the Routledge Handbook of Animal Welfare, and has received over 10 awards for his international animal advocacy work.

Clive Phillips was Australia’s first animal welfare professor, after lecturing at the Universities of Cambridge and Bangor; his scientific publications centre on the welfare of animals, animal ethic and animal nutrition.

Paula Sparks chairs the UK Centre for Animal Law and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester, prior to which she practised as a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London.

Marc Abraham OBE, BVM&S MRCVS is a veterinary surgeon, author, broadcaster, and animal welfare campaigner.

About you

Some of the nation's leading animal advocates will attend this event. Don't miss this chance to mingle with like-minded friends and colleagues in a leading bookstore in the heart of London. Complimentary prosecco and soft drinks will be available for the first 40 attendees. Numerous dining venues are also nearby.


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