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14th to 16th May

Animal Welfare

Ethical and Behavioral Questions

The seminar aims to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discourse and information sharing between animal care staff, philosophers, animal scientists, students, and others interested in animal welfare studies.

The seminar topics will be thematically wide-ranging and include a variety of species as well as several aspects of human-animal interactions such as zoos, laboratories, agriculture, wild animals and pets.


  • Professor Donald M. Broom – University of Cambridge, UK
  • DVM Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup PhD – Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dr. Mickey Gjerris – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr. Lene Munksgaard – Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dr. Jes Harfeld – Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dr. des. Judith Benz-Schwarzburg – Vetmed Vienna / University of Vienna, Austria
  • Sabrina Brando – AnimalConcepts, The Netherlands

Conference organizers

The conference is a collaboration between the Dutch animal welfare advisory company ?AnimalConcepts ?and the ?Centre for Bioethics and Nanoethics? at Aarhus University, Denmark.

The conference is, furthermore, a partner event of Minding Animals.