Animal Welfare at the Intersection of Politics, Profits, Policy and People
Friday, February 24, 2017
at 12 PM – 1 PM
Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series
presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD
Director of Dairy Stewardship, Dean Foods
Dr. Jennifer Walker, DVM, Ph.D., is an expert in bovine health and on-farm management practices. As Director of Dairy Stewardship, Dr. Walker is helping Dean Foods create industry-leading best practices in animal welfare, milk quality and farm resource management. The Dairy Stewardship team partners directly with dairy farmers who supply the raw milk in order to enhance quality assurance and sustainability processes, as well as to develop a standard of excellence that will provide a consistent and thorough assessment of dairy suppliers. Over the last five years she has had a firsthand view of the intersection between politics, policy, profit and people and how it can drive positive change in animal welfare as much as it can hinder it.
Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund
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About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals.
Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships. Click here for more information