Francoise Wemelsfelder

Francoise Wemelsfelder

Françoise Wemelsfelder is a Professor of Animal Welfare and Qualitative Science at Scotland's Rural College, and has developed Qualitative Behaviour Assessment, a method for evaluating emotional expressivity in animals through judgment of their dynamic body language. She collaborates with scientists across the world to incorporate this method in their animal welfare research, and also with farmers, zoo keepers, and veterinarians to apply it practically to enhance human-animal relationships and animal quality of life.

What is it like to be a pig?

Most people know little about the characters and habits of the farm animals that live around us, often hidden away from view in large industrial sheds. What are they like,…