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Animal Machines of the Future

"Register for the 3rd CABI Symposium on Animal Welfare and Behaviour"

The 3rd CABI Symposium on Animal Welfare and Behaviour, entitled 'Animal Machines of the Future: Farm animal welfare – 50 years after Animal Machines, how far have we come and what next in a world concerned with food security?' will take place on Wednesday 11th June 2014 between 1.45 and 8pm. Hosted by the RVC at the Camden Campus in London, it will feature contributions from Michael C. Appleby, Peter Sandøe, Tara Garnett, Donald Broom and Jen Walker.

This Symposium is being organized by CABI and RVC to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Animal Machines, by Ruth Harrison, which marked the start of the movement for welfare of animals in intensive production. The Symposium brings together international experts on animal welfare, ethics, and sustainability to review how far we have come in understanding and improving animal welfare in the last 50 years as well as looking forward to what are the future challenges for animal welfare.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Martin Whiting of the RVC. All attendees are invited to a reception to meet the speakers where drinks and light refreshments will be served. There will also be up to 50% discount off selected CABI books on the day, including Animal Machines, Dilemmas in Animal Welfare and Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

The event is free to attend but attendees must register. If you have any questions about the event please email