Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach
Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design
of animal handling systems, research on livestock behaviour, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited
26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous live-
stock books are: Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and
Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behaviour have been both U.S. and inter-'
national bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results
with practical application in the field. In the North America half, the cattle are handled in equipment she
designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock
industry and animal welfare NGO's. She has swards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society
of the U.S.