Workshop — Animal Welfare Laws
Be sure to plan your travel to arrive in time to attend this special workshop on Thursday, 9 April 2009 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
This workshop, organized at the request of the AFO and WOS leadership, will examine the animal welfare laws in the United States and the way those laws impact ornithological research.
Speakers will include:
Styles will speak about the pending revision of the AWA guidelines with regard to rats, mice, and birds.
Kulpa-Eddy will talk about the “3Rs” principles of animal welfare in research — replacement (with non-animal models), reduction (in the number of animals studied), and refinement (of methods).
Todd Katzner of the National Aviary will represent the views and experiences of the research community.
This workshop will give everyone a chance to ask questions and share concerns with the decision-makers, who rarely have an opportunity to meet with scientists who study wildlife. Please be sure to plan your travel so you can participate in this workshop.