Use and misuse of ART across species – Professor Madeleine Campbell, University of Nottingham and The Royal Veterinary College, UK 

This talk will:
• Describe the comparative differences in the regulation of ARTs between human and non-human species.
• Explain whether the current regulation of ARTs in non-human mammals adequately protects animal welfare.
• Discuss whether the ethical concerns surrounding the use of ARTs in humans apply to non-human mammals, and vice versa.

Professor Madeleine Campbell is Professor of Veterinary Ethics at Nottingham Veterinary School, and Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Human-Animal interactions at The Royal Veterinary College. Her clinical specialism is in equine reproduction, and she combines her work in this field with her interest in ethics through research in the ethical issues surrounding the use of assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) in non-human mammals. This research has a strong comparative angle, and Madeleine is particularly interested in the legal and clinical regulation of ARTs across human and non-human species. Madeleine currently chairs the British Veterinary Association’s Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel, acts as an ad hoc expert in ethics for the World Veterinary Association, and sits on ethics review boards for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Veterinary College.

Sex, society and behaviour in the world of the chimpanzee – Jane Goodall PhD DBE, Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace 

Dr Jane Goodall DBE is an ethologist and environmentalist, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In July 1960, at the age of 26, she travelled from England to what is now Tanzania and ventured into the little-known world of the wild chimpanzees living in Gombe.

Equipped with a notebook, binoculars and a fascination with wildlife, Dr. Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through 60 years of ground-breaking work, she has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.

Today there are 24 Jane Goodall Institutes working to support JGI’s core programmes including TACARE a community conservation programme, two sanctuaries for orphan chimpanzees and Roots & Shoots, JGI’s environmental and humanitarian programme empowering young people of all ages to become involved in hands-on projects for their community, animals and the environment in more than 65 countries.

Dr Goodall has received many awards and honorary degrees, authored books for adults and children and featured in numerous documentaries and films. She is currently working virtually from her family home in Bournemouth, UK during the pandemic.