Animal sentience workshop

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) and the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) hosted an animal welfare sentience workshop in November 2017. Participants representing diverse sectors, industry groups and organisations discussed the explicit inclusion of animal sentience within the Animal Welfare Act and what it means for the work of NAWAC and NAEAC. As well as videos of the presentations, a report from the workshop is available.

Read the animal sentience workshop report pdf 296KB

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Last reviewed: 24 Nov 2021