City University of Hong Kong-HK

International Animal Welfare Symposium
21 – 22 November 2013

Programme Schedule

Day One (21 Nov, Thur)
    Topics Speaker
1St Session a.m. 09:00 – 09:10 Opening remarks Professor Arthur Ellis
Acting President
City University of Hong Kong
09:10 – 09:20 Opening remarks Dr. KO Wing Man
Secretary for Food and Health
The Government of HKSAR
09:20 – 09:30 Opening remarks Ms. Loh Kung Wai Christine
Under Secretary for the Environment
The Government of HKSAR
09:30 – 09:35 The Centre of Animal Welfare Dr. Howard Wong
Executive Director
Life Sciences Programmes
City University of Hong Kong
09:35 – 10:35 Human macaque conflict-animal welfare considerations Professor Brenda McCowan
10:35 – 10:50 Coffee Break  
10:50 – 11:50 What is animal welfare & why does it matter? Professor Natalie Waran
11:50 – 12:50 International perspectives on animal welfare science & policy Professor Donald Broom
  12:50 – 13:50 Lunch  
2nd Session p.m. 13:50 – 14:35 Animal Law in Asia: Why should we be teaching it ? Professor Amanda Whitfort
14:35 – 15:35 Clinical assessment of forensic animal welfare cases Dr. Melinda Merck
15:35 – 16:35 Pathological assessment of animal welfare cases Professor Ranald Munro
16:35 – 16:50 Coffee Break  
16:50 – 17:35 Counter Animal Cruelty in Hong Kong Mr. Tony Ho
17:35 – 18:20 Domination or liberation? On the ideological dimension of philosophical works on animal welfare Dr. Hektor Yan
18:20 – 19:05 Animal breeding regulation in Hong Kong Ms. Cheung Yuen Man *

* In Mandarin with simultaneous translation to English and Cantonese


Day Two (22 Nov, Fri)
    Topics Speaker
1St Session a.m. 08:30 -09:30 Animal welfare education Professor Natalie Waran
09:30 – 10:30 Racehorse welfare – an oxymoron? Dr. Brian Stewart
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 – 12:00 A reflection on development within Asia of an Ethical Framework for Animals used in Biomedical Research and a Direction for the Future Dr. Anthony James
12:00 – 13:00 Animal Sheltering programs and Animal Welfare : An Overview Dr. Elizabeth Berliner
  13:00 – 14:30 Lunch  
2nd Session p.m. 14:30 – 15:15 Companion animal welfare in Hong Kong Dr. Fiona Woodhouse
15:15 – 16:00 Ending bear bile farming in China and Vietnam Dr. Jill Robinson
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break  
16:30 – 17:15 Performing animals in Chinese zoos & safari parks Mr. David Neale
17:15 – 18:00 Desex and the city Ms Elaine Siu
18:00 – 18:45 Animal welfare publicity and education in Hong Kong Dr. Esther To