February 28, 2014
Recent research from UBC’s Animal Welfare Program has inspired an Editorial in Nature, the world’s leading scientific journal, provocatively entitled “Fish have feelings too.” The Editorial argues for a re-examination of our ethical obligations to the animals we use in research, including fish that are rapidly becoming the most used animals in research laboratories.
MSc Thesis: Cognitive bias as a method of pain assessment following hot-iron dehorning of dairy calves
October 16, 2013
MSc student Heather Neave’s paper on assessing pain before and after calf de-horning is now available for download. Abstract: Pain is one of the most highly studied emotions in animals, and the interaction between pain and cognitive processes is well documented in humans. Recent research has attempted to use changes in cognitive processes as a method […]