Animal welfare and speciesism.
280 learners taking this course
Animal welfare is a science with objective research approaches to understanding the needs of animals. Animal welfare deals with the interaction between science, ethics, and law. This is an easily accessible course that everyone can take—a must for everyone that works with animals.
“Animal Welfare” is written by Dr. Anabela Pinto-Poulton, a fellow of the Wolfson College, Cambridge University, a leading authority on animal welfare.
Course level: Beginner. This is an easily accessible course that everyone can take. A must for everyone that works with animals.
Content of the textbook and course
Chapter 1 Introduction.
Chapter 2 Approaches to animal welfare.
Chapter 3 Definitions of animal welfare.
Chapter 4 The Five Freedoms and the Three R’s.
Chapter 5 Animal welfare and interdisciplinary studies.
Chapter 6 Welfare science, ethics and law.
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Read the book(s). If you have any question, please click “Contact Course Teacher.” Your teacher will answer your question as soon as possible.
Once you’re ready for it, take the test. You may take a test as many times as you like. We recommend you re-take tests once a year as a self-imposed quality control.
Warming you up for the Animal Learning course
To warm you up for the Animal Welfare course, we leave you here with “Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights” by Jessi Knudsen Castañeda. As a sort of training your ability to observe (watch and listen), and become a critical thinker, we invite you to comment and discuss the topic on the Ethology Institute Students* Facebook page.
Approaches to animal welfare. Definitions of animal welfare. The Five Freedoms and the Three R’s. Animal welfare and interdisciplinary studies. Welfare science, ethics and law.