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Monday, May 23 • 16:00 - 17:00
Compulsory desexing of dogs and cats in South Australia- science, policy and public opinion.

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Compulsory desexing of dogs and cats will soon be regulated in South Australia. The aim of this talk will be to provide some background into the policy leading to the legislative change. In dogs, the aim is to reduce the number of dog attacks in the community, while in cats better population management may lead to reduced numbers of cats taken to shelters. The changes in South Australia are an interesting case study of the intersection of scientific evidence, policy and public opinion. Public opinion had a large part to play, with a Citizen Jury making the final recommendation to the Minister. However, the decision is not without controversy, and some of the more hotly debated implications will be discussed

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Susan Hazel

Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide
Susan Hazel is a veterinary graduate from the University of Sydney. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide and teaches in animal behaviour, welfare and ethics. Susan is a Member of 2 South Australian Animal Ethics Committees... Read More →


Monday May 23, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
Hall N Adelaide Convention Centre

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