Thursday, 21 April 2016

First IAWEL graduate's dissertation on cat behaviour published


Students undertaking the Masters degree in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law know that we have high hopes for them to publish their work if possible. We had our first ever graduates last November and we are pleased to report that less than six months later, we have the first full publication from a dissertation.

The programme team offer our hearty congratulations to IAWEL graduate Emma Desforges who has published her dissertation on improving housing environments for cats involved in feeding studies. She used her understanding of cat behaviour to develop an enrichment device from a set of household shelves. This allowed group-housed cats the opportunity to use vertical space, hide away from other cats and reduce agonistic behaviours.

You can access the paper using the following link:

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