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UFAW announces upcoming symposiums
The virtual meetings form part of UFAW's ongoing commitment to improving animal welfare through scientific understanding.

Virtual meetings follow the success of animal welfare science meeting.

An exciting programme of virtual meetings and conferences has been announced by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).

The announcement follows the success of the UFAW's popular 'Recent advances in animal welfare science VII' meeting, which took place earlier this year. It also forms part of UFAW's ongoing commitment to improving animal welfare through scientific understanding.

On 3-4 November 2020, UFAW is hosting a free online symposium entitled Humanely Ending the Life of Animals in partnership with The Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) and the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA).

A UFAW spokesperson said: 'The conference aims to identify, refine and implement alternative methods to CO2 for humanely ending the life of mice, rats, poultry and pigs to improve animal welfare in the laboratory, the slaughterhouse and during emergency depopulation.

'The symposium will comprise keynote lectures from an international panel of experts, including an introduction to the basic sciences underlying killing and stunning and, for the first time, presentations selected from submitted abstracts.'

On 29-30 June 2021, Recent Advances in animal welfare science VIII will take place as a free virtual event. Talk and poster-abstract submissions along with registration for the meeting are expected to open soon (submission deadline 11th January 2021).

The UFAW added that other virtual meetings and conferences are being formulated and will be announced in due course. More information about the meetings can be found on the UFAW website.

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RCVS launches photo contest for Mental Health Awareness Week

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 The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is holding a photo competition for Mental Health Awareness Week to highlight the link between the natural world and wellbeing.

Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can prevent people from seeking help. This year's theme is nature - notably the connection between the natural world and better mental health.

The RCVS is calling on aspiring photographers to submit a photo on this theme to Lisa Quigley, Mind Matters manager, at l.quigley@rcvs.org.uk with a short explanation about their submission and why nature improves their mental health and wellbeing.  

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WSAVA to host free webinar on illegal online puppy trade

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has announced a free webinar to update veterinary professionals across Europe about the illegal online puppy trade. Taking place on Tuesday, 25 May, the webinar will also discuss the importance of the new EU Animal Health Law to help prevent illegal pet sales and make sellers accountable for their actions.

WSAVA chair Dr Natasha Lee said: "Veterinary professionals regularly have to deal with the repercussions of illicit breeding and trading when presented with clinically ill and sometimes dying puppies and distraught owners. Our webinar will equip veterinarians in Europe with the knowledge to play their part in upholding the new legislation and to contribute to new solutions for regulating the online puppy trade."

For more details visit wsava.org