Professor Xingbo Zhao
College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University
Professor Zhao teaches the Introduction to Animal Protection course at China Agricultural University (CAU), which includes the study of animal welfare, and animal species or breeds. The course is made up of several sections such as popular concepts of animal protection and animal care; providing students with an understanding of animal behaviour, animal protection methods, social attitudes towards animals, and evaluation of animal welfare.
Besides teaching, Professor Zhao does research on farm animal welfare, with his current study focusing on the basic understanding of chicken rearing modes, in both factory farming and free range farming. The aims of the study are desired to explain the scientific bases, including behaviours, biochemical characteristics, production traits and genetic differences amongst chickens.