Monday, 4 July 2016
MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law - dissertation time!
Our IAWEL dissertation students have been presenting the results and conclusions of their MSc research projects. They have covered a wide variety of topics. Our traditional science based studies have looked at the assessment of stress in shelter cats, measured the behaviour of magpies in traps, and measured slaughter parameters in cattle in Vietnam, among many other projects.
We have had desk-based studies covering euthanasia of working equines, discussions of non-surgical population management of dogs and the potential of welfare guidelines to protect wildlife in ecotourism. We have had legal analyses of the ‘Ag-Gag’ laws and the differential protections given to types of rabbit.
The students have all done so well with their presentations and projects as a whole, we wish them all a relaxing holiday as the hard work is over for them.