Was Jack the Ripper a slaughterman? Unexpected journeys in animal welfare

Wednesday 7 December
The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

A career in animal welfare can take one to some very interesting and unexpected places indeed. Join Prof. Andrew Knight as he recounts his adventures in animal welfare, which have involved climbing a Caribbean volcano with some most unusual equipment, swimming with sea turtles, and generally adventuring around the world. He’ll summarise his recent research projects, which have involved being insulted by a bionic donkey named Ruth. Enjoy an unforgettable evening and discover why animal welfare is one of the most exciting new academic fields at Winchester!​

Andrew Knight MANZCVS, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), DACAW, PhD, MRCVS, SFHEA is a European, American and RCVS-recognised Veterinary Specialist in animal welfare, Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics and Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester. Andrew has produced a series of YouTube videos on animal issues and over 65 academic publications. The latter include an extensive series examining the contributions to human healthcare of animal experiments, which formed the basis for his PhD and recent book, The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments. His other publications have examined the contributions of the livestock sector to climate change, vegetarian companion animal diets, the confinement of killer whales within oceanaria and, most recently, the intriguing theory that Jack the Ripper may have been an abattoir worker.

Entrance is free, but registration is essential.

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