CAPP Workshops and Seminars

The Center for Animals and Public Policy offers a venue for balanced, informed and respectful discussion of the difficult issues in animal ethics, policy and practice that face the veterinary profession and society. The Center sponsors conferences, workshops, and symposia covering topics ranging from the welfare of elephants in captivity to feral cat management to human relationships with horses.

The Center’s flagship speaker series is “Animal Matters.” Presented by distinguished scientists, animal professionals, ethicists, advocates, and others, these lunchtime talks expose the Cummings community and the public to a broad sampling of the issues in which society is currently grappling with changing relationships between people and animals.

Upcoming Animal Matters Seminars

Farmed Animal Welfare: Changing Laws, Changing Public Perceptions and the Massachusetts Ballot Initiative

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

noon-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall, , Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton

David J. Wolfson, J.D.
Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

If you are unable to join us in person, join us remotely!

Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

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Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

The Healing Power of Pets:  Fact, Fiction or Somewhere In Between?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

noon-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton

Hal Herzog, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Western Carolina University

If you are unable to join us in person, join us remotely!

Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

Learn more about this event.

Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund