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. Amber has designed enrichment programs for captive rhinos and tapirs and assisted in species appropriate habitat design for a variety of captive exotic animals. She 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 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. She resides in Wichita, Kansas with her two dogs and is active in her community.