Subcommittee Welfare & Behavior: Dr. Mark Flint (Vet Med/Chair), Dr. Jessica Pempek (Animal Sciences), Dr. Katie Seeley (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium), and Shawn Althauser (Wendy's)
- Animal welfare is an important area of study for all species in human care.
- Proper understanding of welfare and its many levels allows for the development and refinement of programs.
- Research of animal behavior ties into welfare and provides data for management of topics such as companion animal behavior problem prevention.
- Further understanding of behavior and welfare will provide improved conditions for animals housed in various settings.