Conference: Animal well-being: from theory to practice

Held in Rennes, France, from 12 to 14 December 2017, the conference on ‘Animal well-being: from theory to practice’ will bring together stakeholders interested in animal welfare (breeders, companies, scientists) to discuss know-how, scientific advances and emerging issues.

This three-day symposium will be organised by IDELE, the French Livestock Institute. It will be structured around the following sessions:

  • The first session in the morning of 12 December will provide an overview of the professional, societal and regulatory context for animal welfare.
  • The morning session of day 2 will explore the issue of animal welfare from a wide spectrum of viewpoints (e.g. veterinary, associative, ergonomic…) as well as cultural contexts. In the afternoon, participants will learn about animal welfare in its practical aspects.
  • The symposium will close in the morning of 14 December with a feedback session on the previous days and a roundtable on the current situation and prospects for the RMT BEA.

The symposium will be held under the auspices of the Mixed Technology Network on Animal Welfare (RMT BEA), a French organisation platform aimed at providing a continuum between research, training and agricultural development as regards livestock farming.


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