Dr Robert Dixon Animal Welfare Memorial Symposium
Should Australia export live animals for slaughter?
Robert Dixon graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with a BSc(Vet) degree before completing his BVSc degree in 1974. Robert completed his PhD in 1980 in New Zealand and returned to the University of Sydney in 1983 to take up an academic appointment within the Faculty of Veterinary Science. For many years Robert held the Faculty position of Sub-Dean Animal Welfare as well as serving on the University Animal Ethics Committee.
Robert impressed his friends and colleagues with his determination, passion, positive attitude and sense of humour as he battled with ill-health throughout his life.
Robert’s email signature finished with a quote from Mohandas Gandhi - The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Thursday, 8 September
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Webster Lecture Theatre
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
University of Sydney
Key participants in the discussion panel
Prof Peter Windsor (Faculty of Veterinary Science)
A/Prof John House (Faculty of Veterinary Science)
Prof Paul McGreevy (Faculty of Veterinary Science)
Dr Helen Scott-Orr (Veterinarian and ACIAR Project Leader including projects in Indonesia)
Dr Celeste Black (senior lecturer in Animal Law, Faculty of Law)
Mr David Crombie (Northern Australian cattle producer)
Dr Mark Schipp (Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer)
Dr Bidda Jones (RSPCA Australia)
Ms Glenys Oogjes (Animals Australia)