CWAPC Coordinator, Amber Barnes
Amber Barnes has worked in the animal welfare field for over 8 years, focusing on captive wild animal welfare issues, as well as, companion, equine and farm animal welfare. She has a background in rescue work and enrichment and habitat design for captive wild species, working in veterinary medicine and animal husbandry and conducting welfare research and assessments. She is a consultant for the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, assisting with sanctuary accreditations and also consults for an investigative animal welfare organization addressing zoo animal complaints and is on the Kansas Animal Council for the Humane Society of the United States.
As a student in the Master’s of Science in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law program at the University of Edinburgh, she has worked on projects addressing the ivory trade, captive elephant and tapir welfare and US legislation surrounding chimpanzees in research. She is currently working on a strategy to improve captive bird, specifically parrot, welfare and to end the live trade and unscrupulous breeding practices.
Amber holds her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies with a focus on Human-Animal Interactions and a graduate certificate in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law. She resides in Wichita, Kansas with her two dogs and is active in her community.