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Fellow Embarks on Lecture Tour in Peru

16th August 2012

Centre Fellow Dr Andrew Knight is embarking on a lecture tour in Peru.

He will be giving a series of presentations focusing on humane teaching methods within life and health sciences education, but also covering animal experimentation and alternatives, veterinary medicine as an animal advocacy career path, the animal welfare standards of veterinarians, vegetarian companion animal diets, and the contribution of the animal agriculture to climate change.

The main dates will be in Lima, including a conference for animal advocates on 22 August, and a more academic Humane Education and Animal Welfare Conference from 23 – 25 August. However, there will be other presentations around these dates at several universities elsewhere in Peru. Spanish translation will be available at all events.

Information, in Spanish, and posters for each event, are at:

Advocacy conference here.

Humane Education and Animal Welfare Conference here.

This lecture series has been organised by the Peruvian animal advocacy organisation Unidos por los Animales with assistance from other organisations internationally. Dr Knight will also be displaying and demonstrating some clinical and surgical skills mannequins and other educational alternatives from some of the InterNICHE alternatives libraries.

Dr Knight is author of The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments published as part of the Palgrave Macmillan Series on Animal Ethics. Further information about the book can be found here.