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Interdisciplinary Quick Talks: Animals Make a Better World

Date & Time:

July 16, 2019 (Tue) | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Venue:

Lecture Hall II, Centennial Campus, HKU
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Interdisciplinary Quick Talks is an HKU Knowledge Exchange (KE) series to promote interdisciplinarity and to share evidence-based knowledge on challenging issues from multiple perspectives with the community.

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Interdisciplinary Quick Talks: Animals Make a Better World

Animal welfare has been a growing concern in recent years. With reference to the relevant legislation and experience of overseas places and having taken into account views of animal welfare organisations, the general public and Legislative Council members, the Government, through amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance (Cap. 169), proposes to extend the existing legislation which prohibits and penalises acts of cruelty to animals to include introducing a positive “duty of care” on animal keepers, enhancing the provisions for prevention of cruelty and enhancing enforcement powers of the public officers for safeguarding animal welfare.

The Government is undertaking public consultation on the proposals.

Come and join the HKU Interdisciplinary Quick Talks - our researchers will share with you their research and project in relation to animals and the importance of animal welfare to their project, and discuss new ideas for interdisciplinary research and KE and how animal welfare could enhance their work. You can also meet Jasper, the HKU Libraries Resident Therapy Dog, at this event.

SPEAKERS

Dr David Baker

 

Dr Kelvin To

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr David Baker
School of Biological Sciences

 

Dr Kelvin To
Department of Microbiology

 

 

Forensics

 

Animal

 

 

Wildlife Trafficking

 

Biological Research

 

 

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Ms Amanda Whitfort

 

Dr Paul Wong

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Amanda Whitfort
Department of Professional Legal Education

 

Dr Paul Wong
Department of Social Work and Social Administration

 

 

Wildlife

 

Animal-assisted Interventions

 

 

Crime

 

Hong Kong

 

 

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GUEST

HKU Libraries Resident Therapy Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasper

 

 

 

 
HKU Libraries Resident Therapy Dog        


PROGRAMME
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TIME

    PROGRAMME

17:00

OVERVIEW

Professor John Bacon-Shone, Knowledge Exchange Office
Jasper, HKU Libraries Resident Therapy Dog

17:10

QUICK TALKS

Wildlife Crime and Animal Victims: Improving Access to Justice in Hong Kong
Ms Amanda Whitfort, Department of Professional Legal Education

Conservation Forensics @ HKU
Dr David Baker, School of Biological Sciences

Animal Welfare - Importance in Biological Research
Dr Kelvin To, Department of Microbiology

The Welfare of Animals in Animal-assisted Interventions
Dr Paul Wong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration

18:00

CUT-ACROSS DIALOGUE

18:15 OPEN DISCUSSION
18:30 TEA-N-CHAT


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