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Introduction to Animal Welfare 1.0
Transcript of Introduction to Animal Welfare 1.0
What Do Animals Mean To Us?
Why is this
What Is Our Purpose?
to domesticate animals, making us
for their welfare. Our
of their lives mean we have an
unavoidable duty of care
People argue/have argued that those of different ethnicity,
class, gender, children and those with disabilities are
less able to suffer...
Can you think of a few ways in which this type of thinking could allow us to abuse our power over animals in our care?
Even if you don't
about how animals feel,
when their welfare is compromised.
general things you think animals need to have good welfare.
The Secret to Success...
Normally, I will direct you towards a particular chapter in your recommended reading list that you should read that afternoon to consolidate your knowledge.
Reasons to Look After Students
"Students don't feel as much as lecturers do, because we are higher beings. Therefore, I can demand that you work like a dog for your degree and put you up in the cheapest horrible housing."
"Students are clearly sentient beings. We should care for them while they study and make sure they are coping with their work load."
Reasons to Look After Students B
"It's too much work looking after students. Just ignore their needs."
"How we care for our students reflects our compassion and worth as Hartpury staff. If we care badly for students, how badly will the animals here be treated?"
Reasons to look after students C
We should charge the most in fees we can get away with and give the students as little as possible to make our profit margines huge!
We should give the students loads of great resources so they love being here. Then they'll work well, get good grades and tell their friends which will get more students applying next year and make us look good.
Food/ good nutrition
Space to move & behave normally
Good death at slaughter
Contact with mother during development
But, suffering is a
experience. It's difficult enough to assess in other humans who can articulate their feelings to others and much more so in non-verbal animals.
That's why we need to be
to meet the needs of
animals in our care
This is what I aim to help you
explore & gain confidence
in through this module.
Marks are awarded for you developing your understanding by yourself and bringing fresh ideas to your work.
This attitude allowed/allows them justify terrible acts.
How great do you want
nation to be...
How do you feel the UK compares
with other countries in:
Third world countries?
Can you think of a few ways in
which poor welfare
might impact on profits at a:
Competitive equestrian yard?
This mean reduced
Things you will be a genius in...
1. Explain the impact that stress, and the animal's response to stress, have on animal welfare
2. Judge the effectiveness of current
national and international legislation
regulating animal welfare
3. Evaluate the
for welfare issues that arise within animal
"Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden"
"Domestic Animal Behaviour & Welfare"
(Broom & Fraser, 2007)
(Appleby et al. 2011)
"Through Our Eyes Only?
The Search for Animal Conciousness
4. Discuss proposed solutions to welfare issues within animal housing systems
5. Assess the relationship between animal welfare and abnormal behaviour
6. Describe the causal factors & characteristics of a range of abnormal behaviour common to domestic & captive animals & evaluate methods of treatment & solutions to animal welfare issues
Lectures will go up
class - you don't need to come to class
. You need to leave determined to
Lots of marks to be gained or lost by good referencing and clear writing
1 hour long
Covers all material from the module
Short essay questions where you will define, discuss, describe and explain