Rabbit Welfare and Ethics Day
5th June 2021 via The Webinar Vet
Rabbits are recognised as one of the most neglected pets in the UK. We are all stakeholders and we can all do
something to improve their welfare. You are invited to a Rabbit Welfare & Ethics Day.
The aim of the day is to highlight some of the many issues that face pet rabbits today, and then discuss what
we can all do to improve their welfare, and hopefully come up with some actions to do so.
|9.00 – 9.30||Introduction||Dr Emma Milne|
|9.30 – 10.00||Bracycephaly; prevalence, consequences, welfare impact. What can be done?||Dr Richard Saunders|
|10.00- 10.30||What is the ideal rabbit diet?||Dr Nadene Stapleton|
|10.30 – 11.00||Showing and show jumping. Is it ethical?||Dr Emma Milne|
|11.00 – 11.30||Coffee|
|11.30 – 12.00||‘There’s no place like home’. Rabbit housing in the 21st century.||Dr Jane Tyson|
|12.00 – 12.30||The rise of ‘Rabbit Friendly’ practices, how can we ensure that the rabbit's needs at home are being met?||Anna Ewers Clark PDSA|
|12.30 – 13.00||Rabbit Welfare Strategy and Codes of Practice RSPCA & RWAF|
|13.00 – 14.00||Lumch|
|14.00 – 14.30||Prioritising welfare needs, identified by research at Bristol University / RSPCA||Dr Nicola Rooney|
|14.30 – 15.00||“Morbidity and mortality of domestic rabbits under primary veterinary care in England” Why are we failing them and what can be done?||Dr Dan O’Neill|
|15.00 – 15.30||“What Makes a rabbit cute? Preference for rabbit faces differs according to skull morphology and demographic factors” How can we change this?||Dr Naomi Harvey|
|15.30 – 15.45||Coffee|
|15.45 – 16.15||Exploring other extreme anatomical features and the welfare impact for the rabbit||Dr Emma Milne|
|16.15 – 17.00||Discussion and action planning||All|
|17.00 – 17.30||Summary and close||Dr Emma Milne|
Prices: £80 early bird (until 1 May). £100 full price. £50 for students.
Flyer for download