CCTV in abattoirs: problem solved?

As a small part of my role as a research technician, I make weekly visits to an abattoir to collect blood for my biting fly colony. It's a University abattoir, so follows strict welfare guidelines, but it still isn't exactly a nice place to visit. I've becoming increasingly concerned when considering what abattoirs with low... Continue Reading →

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Speaking at a conference…eek!

So I recently gave my first ever talk at a conference. Not the biggest conference in the world, but ~80 delegates felt like a lot when I'm used to speaking to an audience of around 25! I am pleased to say that I think the talk went pretty well. The audience engaged, I didn't see... Continue Reading →

A falconry experience day

As someone who has studied the pros and cons of animal captivity, I was feeling slightly apprehensive about what lay ahead. What would the enclosures be like? Where were the birds from? How are they being treated? Are they exhibiting signs of stress/boredom?

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