The Animal Welfare Judging Team is a new opportunity for Texas A&M undergraduate students to engage in evaluating scenarios on the basis of animal welfare standards. In this competition, students will utilize science based methods and reasoning in order to evaluate the welfare of animals in a number of settings. This year, the contest will provide students the ability to assess the welfare of the following species: 1) Farmed Fish, 2) Meat Rabbits, 3) Racing Greyhounds and 4) Live Assessment – Finisher Pigs. The students will be traveling to Iowa State University for the competition on November 18th and 19th. Every year, the contest will choose to compete using different species and rotating location through institutions that participate.
Students interested in the Animal Welfare Judging Team should contact Rachel Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-931-7526. At the current time, there is no required course that students should enroll in to participate in the competition. Team members will receive training by actively participating in meetings at least twice a week with their coach in addition to outside preparation deemed necessary.