AUTHOR: Marine Lercier
TITLE: Chronicle of the conference « XII Animal Debates: Sharing the lifetime experience on welfare standards when training pet animals for live performances and the film industry », Law Faculty and ICALP, Autonomous University of Barcelona, March 16, 2018
RECEPTION DATE: Marzo 2018
PUBLICACIÓN DATE: Marzo 2018
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center
The conference «XII Animal Debates: Sharing the lifetime experience on welfare standards when training companion animals for live performances and in the film industry» took place in the Aula Magna of the Law Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in Catalonia, on March 16, 2018, organized by ICALP.
During this venue, issues related to the welfare of animals used for human entertainment were discussed, comparing their protection in Europe and in the USA, focusing on companion animals trained for live performances and in the film industry in particular.
This exchange was enriched by the long experience of Dorothy Berloni, our speaker, who shared her impressions with us on the occasion of the performance of "Link Link Circus" this month in the Teatre Akademia.
The ethics of the Berloni couple and their role in promoting high private standards in the use of animals in the entertainment industry are of paramount importance, in order for these animals to no longer be treated as objects, with the priority that their performances respect their natural behavior. In the long run, there is hope for the adoption of a law to regulate such use of animals in the USA.
KEYWORDS: Animals used for entertainment purposes; live performances; theatre; film industry; companion animals; dogs; animal welfare standards; private standards; professional ethics; USA; Europe; training of animals.