Rick D'Eath


Dr. Rick D’Eath is a Reader in Animal Behavior and Welfare at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). As an applied ethologist working on farm animals, his main research interests involve understanding how the farmed environment can modify and sometimes frustrate an animals’ motivated behaviors often leading to animal welfare problems. Rick primarily works on pigs and poultry, with a particular focus on questions around feeding and hunger, and interactions between animals which are negative for their welfare, including aggression, tail-biting and mounting.

Author's Books

The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare

Theory, Evidence and Policy