Joyce Kent

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Joyce Kent

Fellow’s Profile

Joyce Kent

Livestock mutilation – welfare issues

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Fellowship year

2002

Locality

Scotland

Biography

Prior to my Fellowship I worked in the fields of pain from castration and docking of lambs and castration of calves. It was interesting to note the differences between the countries we import food from.

After my Fellowship I completed a website on the recognition and assessment of pain in animals and then I retired from full-time research. I have helped on a couple of projects to assess the amount of pain, if any, caused by new methods for castrating lambs. I hope that the results of my work have helped develop the animal welfare laws in both the UK and the countries that I visited.

Part of my Fellowship included visiting Riding for the Disabled groups in both the USA and New Zealand. On returning to the UK, I became a group instructor and volunteer at a local group once a week. I also help with fundraising using the photographic skills that I have developed since my return, for example by developing a group calendar, notebooks etc with photographs of the ponies.

I have promoted the work of the Fellowship by encouraging others to submit an application.

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