Alistair Lawrence

Alistair Lawrence

Professor Alistair Lawrence, Chair of Animal Behaviour & Welfare (SRUC and University of Edinburgh) is interested in the concept of positive welfare both in terms of how we can measure the effects of pleasant experiences in animals but also how we promote the provision of positive welfare in practice.

How do we improve the lives of pigs?

Ever since the idea of ‘intensifying’ pig production began to be discussed there has been a lively debate surrounding the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of taking pigs from outside and housing…