Animal welfare in long-distance transport of livestock: Dr. Grisel Navarro in conversation with Prof. Clive Phillips

  • Description

  • Clive Phillips was Australia's first Professor of Animal Welfare, at the University of Queensland, and has written widely on the welfare of farm, zoo and companion animals. He conducted a series of recorded dialogues (Conversations With Clive) with senior animal welfare scientists and academic experts, including Dr. Grisel Navarro - a veterinarian trained at University Austral de Chile and was awarded a doctoral degree at the University of Queensland for her research in long distance transport in Australia; currently lecturing in animal welfare and behavior in the Catholic University of Temuco, Chile.
  • In this series, leading farm animal welfare scientists and academic experts share with Clive Phillips their thoughts and experience of farm animal welfare issues, including those in developing economies. Relevant academic publications and references are included at the end of the recording.
  • Key topics of the 40-minute conversation from March 2024: 1) Clive outlines the latest interview series focus: Animal welfare management in developing countries. 2) Today addresses welfare of animals during long-distance transport. 3) Clive introduces Dr. Grisel Navarro from the Catholic University of Temuco, Chile. 4) Focus on the transportation of cattle over 1000km by sea from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt, in Southern Chile. 5) Land transport alternatives are prohibitive due to road conditions. 6) Chilean public largely unaware or ambivalent to sea transportation. 7) Regulation of welfare standards and responsibilities of stakeholders. 8) Stocking densities and husbandry standards for live transport. 9) Alternatives to travel: potential roles for local abattoirs. 10) Comparison with live transport issues found in Australia.

Animal welfare in long-distance transport of livestock: Dr. Grisel Navarro in conversation with Prof. Clive Phillips