DO FISH FEEL PAIN AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Professor Victoria Braithwaite, Fisheries and Biology at Penn State University

Co-presented with the Human Animal Research Network and the Sydney Environment Institute

Fish, with their lack of facial expressions or recognisable communication, are often overlooked when it comes to welfare. Annually, millions of fish are caught on barbed hooks, or left to die by suffocation on the decks of fishing boats – should we be concerned about this?

Victoria Braithwaite explores the question of fish pain and suffering, and explains what we now understand about fish neurobiology and behavior that helps us appreciate how fish perceive and experience their world…

Event details

When:6.00pm – 7.30pm, 7 November 2016.
Where:Law School LT104
Level 1, Law School Annex
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney
Venue location
Cost:Free, with online registrations required
RSVP:Register online now by entering your details at the bottom of the page. Click ‘register’ once and wait for the screen to refresh. You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox shortly after.

Read more – http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/sydney-ideas-professor-victoria-braithwaite


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383

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