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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Kelly George's Doctoral Scholarly Seminar

Mar 31, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
333 Kottman Hall

Kelly George, PhD candidate in Environmental Social Sciences, will present The Human Dimension of Animal Welfare Science for her Doctoral Scholarly Seminar.

Over the past forty years, animal welfare has become a growing concern both in the public arena and scientific community. Thus far, most scientific research has focused on animals; specifically, research has focused on understanding, defining and objectively measuring various aspects of animal welfare. This has left a gap in understanding the human dimensions of human-animal relationships, particularly the identification of societal and psychological mechanisms driving the increasing level of concern, including the role of morality in decision making. In this seminar, I will present an overview of animal welfare science, propose how to address the identified human dimension gaps, and discuss the significance of the potential knowledge gain.

The seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m. in 333 Kottman Hall.