January 29, 2019
Animal Welfare Program Adjunct Professor Joanna Makowska prepared a review of dog training methods for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA). The story was also reported on in Psychology Today
January 29, 2019
The week the journal Animal Welfare published its first ever complete volume of open access papers. This volume, entitled “Animal Welfare Reconsidered”, consists of a series of papers that all seek to provide critical reflection on topics relevant to animal welfare. Animal welfare is conceptually challenging and methodologically vexatious, and any changes required to improve welfare are often difficult […]
UBC and University of Guelph team up to review medically unnecessary surgeries in dogs and cats published in Journal of the AVMA
January 7, 2016
Learn more about the unnecessary surgeries in cats and dogs in a new article published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) : “A review of medically unnecessary surgeries in dogs and cats.” Authored by UBC’s Katelyn Mills, and Dr. Marina von Keyserlingk, with University of Guelph’s Dr. Lee Niel.
June 3, 2014
MITACS undergraduate scholar, Eugenia Kwok, will spend the summer in Brazil researching the welfare of stray dogs.
April 29, 2014
A new book “Dilemmas in Animal Welfare“, co-edited by UBC’s Dan Weary, was recently published by CABI. The book addresses some of the current debates in animal welfare such as tail docking, pet obesity, and neutering of feral cats. Dan has also contributed a chapter entitled “What is suffering in animals?”
June 21, 2013
The Animal Welfare Program’s Dan Weary gave a plenary presentation at the 47th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology. Dan’s presentation was entitled ‘A new science of animal suffering’. Click here to read more about the ideas presented.
May 3, 2013
Living in a shelter can be a very traumatic experience for an animal – something Nancy Clarke has witnessed first-hand over her years working at the Vancouver Animal Shelter.