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Professor John Webster

John Webster is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bristol. As Chair of Animal Husbandry at Bristol he established the centre for study of animal welfare and behaviour. A founder member of the UK Farm Animal Welfare Council, he first propounded the ‘Five Freedoms’, internationally recognised as standards defining good welfare. He is a former president of the British Society of Animal Science and the Nutrition Society. His most recent book (2022) ‘Animal Welfare: Understanding Sentient Minds and why it matters’ explores how animals of the land, sea and air have developed their sentient minds to meet the special demands of their environments.


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