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Global Conference on Animal Welfare


Joy Mench is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science and the Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at the University of California, Davis. She conducts research on the behavior and welfare of farm, laboratory, and companion animals, and teaches courses on animal welfare and the ethics of animal use. She has published numerous papers and articles on these and related topics. She serves on many committees and boards related to farm and laboratory animal welfare, including the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee of the Food Marketing Institute/National Council of Chain Restaurants and the Council on Accreditation of the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International.