Principles of ethics in relation to animal use (Principles of ethics in relation to animal use)
Owner/Developer: Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law (CAWSEL)
Optional / Voluntary
Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Technicians, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians), General public
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
Undergraduate, University (Bachelor), University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research), Continuing Professional Development
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Ethics, Legislative aspects
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
No species is addressed specifically
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Ethics and welfare – public attitudes to welfare. Cultural and religious perspectives. Areas of conflict between human and animal interests.
Laboratory animals – ethics in use. Housing and welfare. Stress associated with experimentation. Use of alternatives to animals. Requirements of regulatory authorities.
Welfare concerns for utility animals used in racing and hunting – working dogs, guide dogs and hearing dogs, show animals and their breeding.
The Veterinary Surgeon’s role in animal welfare – the State Veterinary Service; private practice; the named veterinary surgeon (experimental animals); interactions with animal welfare organisations.
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