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.