Dörte joined Animal Equality in January 2018 as Corporate Outreach Manager working with food companies to make a real change for farmed animals. Being a veterinarian she then moved into her current role as Animal Welfare Specialist. She is responsible for animal welfare related research (at present mainly in the area of broiler chickens and fish) and supports the organization in its eight countries from a veterinary perspective. Dörte has been active in the animal protection movement since 2014.
About the presentation
Key welfare problems of broiler chickens: Science meets passion
(Joint talk with Michelle Baxter Wickham)
Abstract: This presentation aims to provide scientific knowledge about the main animal welfare problems endured by chickens used for meat as well as reminding us of the individual animals at the heart of our work. While veterinarian
Dörte explains the technical background of chickens in factory farms, Michelle introduces real-life examples of chickens rescued by her. Together, they will show how intelligent, friendly and sensitive chickens are, what living with them looks like and why we have to use our collective power to protect them.