CORE Activity Blog

My Experience at the CCSAW Animal Welfare Conference

Posted May 17, 2016

For as long as I can remember, attending the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph has always been my dream. I was eager to attend the CCSAW Animal Welfare conference, determined to absorb as much information about animal ethics and welfare as I possibly could.

Kate Wycherley

The Role of Welfare Science in Cat Friendly Practice

Posted May 16, 2016

     Animal behaviour and welfare have always been a prominent concern to me. Maybe it was watching too many movies about anthropomorphized Disney lions and Dalmatians in my youth, but I’ve always been enthralled with the idea of animal consciousness and experience. In my undergraduate degree, I took multiple course offerings in animal behaviour and welfare and tried to develop a grasp of topics I knew would be relevant to my future in veterinary medicine. It wasn’t until I got a cat of my own however, that I fully realized this interest.