What is the best way to deal with animals? What is ‘good’ in general? How can people and animals live in harmony together? The new Centre for Sustainable Animal Stewardship (CenSAS) will look for answers to these questions through an open dialogue between society and the scientific community. CenSAS is a collaborative effort by Utrecht University and Wageningen University & Research. The centre was officially launched on 9 May 2017.
Some people think that we should not use animals for food or entertainment lightly, while for others animals are mainly a source of income. One person might not have a problem hunting deer or wild boars, while another might be strongly opposed to the practice. There are as many differing opinions about animals as there are competing interests. It is therefore much more difficult to find answers and solutions that all of the parties involved can agree to, much less arrive at the careful and responsible treatment of animals.