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Charlotte Guis


I’m Charlotte, a French 4th-year student at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest. I had the chance to live abroad, travel and encounter many different animals. I’ve always been amazed and touched by them, and how different they can be from us and from each other. Many times we don’t know or understand them very well, which often leads to inappropriate care in captivity. My goal is to alert and convince people that the animal kingdom has a huge significance and that we need to respect and protect it. It has been proven that animals are sentient beings and can feel discomfort, fear, and pain. They deserve compassion and it is our duty to enhance their welfare. But how can we scientifically measure it and improve it?

Topic: Let’s speak up for those who are not heard, who have no voice, who are helpless, because of their welfare matters.