Friday, August 21, 2015

Participate in important companion animal research, and don't miss World Farm Animal Day

What is the impact of companion animal hunting on native and introduced wildlife?

Here at SAT HQ we are huge supporters of non-invasive research into companion animals. There are some opportunities to participate in armchair research that we wanted to share.

Does your companion animal hunt? What is the impact on native and introduced wildlife?

The University of Queensland is currently conducting online research on this topic. You can complete the survey and contribute to knowledge in this field – and there is room for you to express your views on the topic.

It takes up to 20 minutes to complete, and you need to be over 18. Responses are confidential. Once the study is completed, a summary of the findings will be available on the UQ School of Veterinary Science website.

To participate click here.

How’s your “dogmanship”? Elissa Payne is conducting a PhD on dog interaction styles, to try to determine what makes a good “dog person”. Part of this research involves a survey. It takes around 30 minutes, so you might want to put the kettle on first, but this questionnaire explores how we interpret dog behaviour and emotions. Participation is anonymous and voluntary. You can find out more about the study here.

On October 9, RSPCA QLD is holding its World Farm Animal Day Symposium. This Symposium will be focused on examining how welfare in animal production has improved or changed over the years, and what still needs to be achieved.
You can find out more, including the program, here.