Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach

Speaker: Dr. Temple Grandin- Professor of Animal Science and Livestock Facilities Design at Colorado State University

September 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, George Bush Presidential Library

Diagnosed as autistic, Dr. Temple Grandin is world-famous for both her revolutionary insight into the autistic mind and her innovative de- signs of livestock-handling equipment that reduce animal stress, which can lower conception rates and reduce immune function. Today, more than half the cattle in the United States and Canada are handled us- ing equipment she has designed. Dr. Grandin will share her extensive research and advice.

Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, designer of livestock-handling facilities, and prominent ad- vocate of people with autism. She has often been featured in the media, including National Public Radio; the BBC special “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”; ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’s 48 Hours; Time, People, and Forbes magazines; and the New York Times. Her life is the subject of the full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes, produced by HBO in 2010. She is the author of six books, including two best sellers, and was named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. She was recently inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

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