A-Law Event: UK Chicken Welfare

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UK CHICKEN WELFARE: What should we know? What do we need to consider?
With Professor Andrew Knight and Danielle Duffield

Our A-Law University of Edinburgh Student Chapter invites you to a discussion on the welfare of chickens in the United Kingdom; what they need and what our law affords them. Professor Andrew Knight will present an ethical and biological approach to the treatment of chickens used for food, and where our current methods of practice might be insufficient. Danielle Duffield will outline the current legal framework governing chickens in the UK. 


Professor Andrew Knight is originally from Australia, and ever since helping launch Australia’s campaign against the live sheep trade to the Middle East in the early 1990s, he has tried to advocate on behalf of animals. For nearly a decade prior to 2012 he practiced veterinary medicine, mostly around London. He is now Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare, Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University, Queensland, EBVS European and RCVS Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, American and New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare, Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Principal Fellow of Advance HE.


Danielle Duffield practises international arbitration and litigation and is an adjunct animal law lecturer. She has been involved in animal advocacy work in Europe, the United States, and New Zealand, including through policy projects, litigation, academic work and movement building. She co-founded and served as president of New Zealand’s animal law advocacy organisation, the New Zealand Animal Law Association, and co-chairs the Farmed Animal Welfare Committee of the UK Centre for Animal Law. She has published articles on animal law in various law journals including the New Zealand Universities Law Review, the New Zealand Law Journal, and the UK Journal of Animal Law. She has a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, where she was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow.


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