Do We Think Pigs Are Happy? | Dr. David Beggs

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About the Guest

Dave has been a veterinarian for more than 25 years and a computer programmer for more than 30. After a long period as a mixed animal vet he is now an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne with a PhD in Animal Welfare of cattle, where he undertakes research in dairy cattle medicine, reproduction and animal welfare.  He is also editor-in-chief of the Australian Veterinary Journal and a director of the Australian Veterinary Association.

What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Defining animal welfare and animal ethics.
  • The 5 freedoms and 5 domains models of animal welfare.
  • What it means to live a good life and how that is defined.
  • What it means to have a humane death and how that is defined.
  • How we can best communicate with others about animal welfare.
  • What we can be proud about regarding animal welfare.
  • Dr. David Beggs “golden nugget”.