Andrew Knight
animal welfare

1. Brief Introduction

Whilst a Western Australian veterinary student in 2000, Andrew Knight caused controversy by refusing to kill animals during his surgical and preclinical training. Instead, he helped establish a humane surgical training program, based partly on neutering homeless animals from animal shelters.

Andrew then worked in small animal veterinary practice. He is now Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, at England’s University of Winchester, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University, Queensland. Additionally, he is a European, British, American and New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare; a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a Principal Fellow of Advance HE. 


2. Notable Contributions

Andrew's books include The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments, and the Routledge Handbook of Animal Welfare. 



Andrew has a large number of academic and popular publications, several websites, and an extensive series of social media videos, on animal welfare issues. Further details: