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Purdue University hosting One Welfare seminar

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Program will explore effects of COVID-19 on animal welfare, human health and well-being.

What has COVID-19 taught us about balancing human and animal interests? This is the topic of an upcoming seminar hosted by Purdue University’s Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS).

The program, to be held virtually on May 19 and 20, will explore the effects of COVID-19 on animal welfare, human health, and well-being. Experiences and lessons learned about managing animal welfare during a human health crisis will be discussed, incorporating perspectives from farmers, veterinarians, scientists, and global food producers. Implications for the U.S. food chain as well as those working with animals in other sectors will be explored, along with lessons learned about the practical, economic, and socio-ethical considerations that are needed for immediate implementation and improved preparation in future. Critical to the discussion will be the need to protect human health and mental well-being while attending to animal welfare during crisis situations.

Lectures will be available for 14 days on-demand after the initial date of the lecture for registered attendees to view. 

To view the current schedule and program click here.

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