Animal Behavior and Welfare Club

Animal Behavior and Welfare Club members at Club Fair
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Welcome to Animal Behavior and Welfare Club!

The Animal Behavior and Welfare Club was established in the Spring of 2021 by a group of students – Glenn Meyer, Caitlin Buck, Ellie Granger, Tyson Olson, and Alexa Mitcham – with support from Dr. Ruth Woiwode. These students noticed that there was not a student organization related to animal welfare, although the topic is discussed in many classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Animal Behavior and Welfare Club is focused on providing knowledge and resources for students to properly care for animals in their current and future endeavors. This is achieved through monthly meetings and additional opportunities, such as the Animal Welfare Judging Team. A wide range of animals are covered, including but not limited to, companion animals, livestock, and animals in zoos. As the general public becomes increasingly interested in and concerned about animal welfare, we aim to help prepare students for their futures with knowledge related to animal welfare across sectors of the animal industry. 

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If you are interested in joining our club, check out our NvolveU page below or stop by one of our meetings, typically held the second Wednesday of the month.

  • September 13, 2023
  • October 11, 2023 
  • November 8, 2023
  • December 6, 2023

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Meet the Animal Behavior and Welfare Club Faculty Advisor

I am Ruth Woiwode, an Assistant Professor of Animal Science and an Extension Animal Behavior & Well-Being Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I teach Animal Welfare (ASCI 370), an in-depth exploration of the issues involved in animal use and the historical, biological, ethical, and social aspects of human/animal interactions in Western culture. For more information, you can reach me by email below or at 402-472-3247.

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