Fish friendships, empathetic rats and problem-solving bees

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Thursday 10 November 2022, 6-7.30pm
West Downs Auditorium, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5FT

Animals have rich emotional, social and cognitive capacities which help them to successfully navigate their worlds. Many animals demonstrate capacities for empathy, altruism, and rich emotional states of pleasure and sorrow as well as complex problem-solving skills and memory capacities beyond that of our own. As we develop a greater understanding of the lives of animals we can foster empathy and respect for them as individuals.

We are delighted to welcome Dave Neale, Animal Welfare Director of the Animals Asia Foundation, to explore some of these animal behaviours in conversation with our own Professor Andrew Knight, Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester.

Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm, the talk will begin at 6pm and we hope to have time to take some questions before wrapping things up before 7.30pm.

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