Prof, Animal Welfare Expert to Address House of Commons

May 29, 2013 - In the News

Animal and Poultry Science professor Tina Widowski will speak on animal welfare and production practices at a House of Commons committee meeting in Ottawa Thursday.

She will address the standing committee on agriculture and agri-food, which meets at 11 a.m. The committee is looking at government and industry animal welfare initiatives in the context of a new study on the agricultural and agri-food products supply chain.

Widowski, a U of G professor for more than 15 years, studies the challenges of managing food animals while protecting their welfare. She is now studying how housing and management practices affect the physiology, behaviour and welfare of pigs, poultry and cattle.

She is the director of U of G’s Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare and holds both the Col. K. L. Campbell University Chair in Animal Welfare and the Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare.

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