Reed, B., Beatham, S., Carter, S. et al. 2017. Report of a RSPCA/APHA meeting on the welfare of wild animals used in research. Animal Technology and Welfare 16(1), 13-25. [Meeting Report]
This is a report of a one-day meeting jointly convened by the RSPCA and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), which brought together around 70 researchers, veterinarians, animal technologists, regulators and others with an interest in the welfare of wild animals used in regulated procedures, either in the wild or in captivity. The meeting, which was held in the UK in September 2015, addressed a range of topics including regulations around the use of wild animals in research, reducing the impact of field procedures such as capture and trapping, reviewing and reducing the impact of devices used to monitor or track animals, refining housing and care when in captivity and assessing welfare. The meeting consisted of a series of presentations and discussion sessions.