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One welfare

How to feed the world sustainably through ethical animal welfare

We seek to improve and better understand the clinical application of animal welfare and ethics throughout Australasia.

If our graduates are to be empowered to help industries respond to broader community concerns, universities need to address the issue of animal welfare and ethics when exploring how to feed the world sustainably.

Our research in the ethics of animal welfare aims to:

  • address global threats around food security and sustainability
  • offer students a cohesive, evidence-based approach to teaching and practising animal welfare and ethics
  • ensure emergent solutions for food sustainability are subjected to ethical scrutiny before being deployed
  • help industry respond to community concerns around food security and sustainability.

The global push for food security and sustainability requires veterinary graduates to be leaders in, and ambassadors for, animal welfare. Our work supports the ethical debate around animal welfare and food security to address the global food crisis. We employ a multidisciplinary approach, which cuts across traditional academic boundaries. Our colleagues are experts in veterinary education as well as agricultural, medical and animal care.

Our research will equip industry to respond ethically to concerns around food security and animal welfare. Initially focussing on veterinary education then agriculture and animal care, we’re developing a flexible online portal that offers practical resources to ensure stakeholders can address animal welfare and ethics issues.

  • Online portal for One Welfare teaching resources that are shared across the veterinary schools of Australia and NZ. 

Publications (Pedagogical)

  • Lloyd, J., Collins, T., Degeling, C., Hazel, S., Johnson, J., Phillips, C., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P.  2019. Emerging issues in aquatic animal welfare and veterinary students' opinions regarding aquatic animal welfare. Anthrozoos. 33(3):325-337 DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2020.1746522.
  • Stafford, K. Collins, T., Degeling, C., Fisher, A., Freire, R., Hood, J., Johnson, A.J., Lloyd, J., Phillips, C.J.C., Fawcett, A., Hazel, S., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P.D. 2019. Veterinary students' opinions on their required competence in dealing with welfare and ethics issues pertaining to wildlife. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 50(3):659DOI: 10.1638/2017-0014
  • Tzioumis, V., Freire, R., Hood, J., Johnson, A.J., Lloyd, J., Phillips, C.J.C., McGreevy, P.D. 2018. Educators' perspectives on animal welfare and ethics in the Australian and New Zealand veterinary curricula. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 45 (4) 448-463. 

Publications (Scientific)

  • Graduated two PhD students (Englefield and Cornish) and published a series of SCIENTIFIC articles (n=7) on One Welfare: 
  • Cornish, A., Briley, D., Wilson, B., Raubenheimer, D., Schlosberg, D., McGreevy, P. 2020. The price of good welfare: does the attitude-behavior gap close when consumers know the details that underpin on-package animal welfare labels? Appetite. 148, 104577
  • Englefield, B., Candy, S., Starling, M., McGreevy, P. 2019. The demography and practice of Australians caring for native wildlife and the psychological, physical and financial effects of rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife on the welfare of carers. Animals, 9, 1127; doi:10.3390/ani9121127

Domains

  • Biology
  • Populations
  • Society and environment
  • Solutions

Themes

Project Node Leader

Professor Paul McGreevy
Professor Paul McGreevy
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