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Center for Respect of Life and Environment (CRLE)


Institution: Animal Behavior Institute, Inc. Furlong, PA 18925
Course Title: Animal Enrichment (ABI 222)
Instructor: Dr. Fortier, [email protected]
Summary: Behavioral and environmental enrichment is explored in a comprehensive approach. This includes an overview of animals' psychological needs, a systematic approach for coupling enrichment solutions to animal problems, practical suggestions on design and application, and a discussion of assessment and long-term application. Major components of enrichment are reviewed with respect to the Animal Welfare Act and the principles of animal management.

Institution: Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536
Course Title: Masters of Science in Animal Welfare and Public Policy
Instructor: Gary Patronek, Director, 508-839-7991
Coordinator: Annete Rauch, [email protected], 508-887-4318
Summary: Course includes a variety of speakers, both Tufts faculty and outside speakers. Main course goal for the fall semester: give students the tools they need to create change for improving the lives of animals. Main course goal for the spring semester: examine specific groups of animals and look at the current challenges and emerging issues particular to that group of animals. Example of course content: Fall semester: I. Historical Perspective and Defining Public Policy, II. Tools for Creating Change, III. Understanding the Legal System, IV. Analysis of Three Case Studies. Spring Semester: five modules, focusing on: farm animals, companion animals, domestic wildlife, research animals and international wildlife.
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Institution: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
1. Animals and Society
2. Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use
3. Topics in Animal Welfare
4. Tutorial in Animal Welfare Research
5. Individual graduate instruction in animal welfare
Instructors: David Fraser, Dan Weary and Marina von Keyserlingk, Animal Welfare Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics. [email protected] , [email protected]

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1. Animals and Society (AGRO 215)
A second year course (first offered 2005) designed to introduce students to the role of animals in human culture and the use of animals in food production, biomedical research, companionship, and entertainment. The course also introduces students to the animal protection movement and animal law.
2. Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use (AGRO 315/ANSC 515)
A senior undergraduate/graduate course (first offered 1998) designed to expose students to many of the ethical issues surrounding the use of animals in agriculture, science, and society. The course covers:
Scientific research that attempts to understand and improve animal welfare.
Philosophical positions on animals use.
Relevant developments in society, economics, and the law.
3. Topics in Animal Welfare (ANSC 550)
A graduate seminar course involving reading and discussion of current topics in animal welfare and ethics. Topics are chosen to fit the interests of students, and may include the interplay of science and value issues in assessing animal welfare, research on animal cognition and its implications for animal ethics, effects of trade agreements on the welfare of agricultural animals, use of animal and non-animal models in research, and the relation between animal welfare and environmental concerns.
4. Tutorials in Animal Welfare Research (ANSC 551)
A graduate seminar course based on critical reading of research papers on animal welfare. Topics are chosen to fit the interests of students and may include environmental preference research, studies of motivation strength, the use of pathology and epidemiology in animal welfare assessment, on-farm methods for welfare assessment, and studies of animal "stress".
5. Individual post-graduate instruction in animal welfare and animal ethics
The Animal Welfare Program creates individual graduate programs incorporating a mixture of science and the humanities, on animal welfare and the ethics of animal use. The overall goals of the program are to help students, animal users and society to find practical solutions and build informed consensus about the use of animals for food, research, entertainment and companionship.
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Institution: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996
Course Title: Animals and Human Welfare: Medical, Moral, and Social Connections
Instructors: Catherine Faver, John New, and John Nolt
Summary: This course offers a multidisciplinary exploration of the effects of animals on human health and well-being. Beginning with an overview of scholarly and cultural perspectives on the relationship between humans and animals, the course examines the benefits and risks of humans' relationships with companion animals; the relationship between animal abuse and interpersonal violence; and the costs and consequences of using animals as resources. In exploring the interdependence of humans and animals, we will consider the argument that fostering human welfare requires compassion and justice for animals as well as for humans.

Institution: University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Course Title: Animal Welfare: Does it Matter? (UNIV*1200*24)
Instructors: Ian J.H. Duncan, Chair in Animal Welfare, 519-824-4120 ext. 3652, [email protected]
Summary: This interdisciplinary course will examine animal welfare from a variety of viewpoints. It will involve considerations of science, the philosophy of science and ethical theory. It will consider questions like: How can animal welfare be defined? Is it possible to study animal welfare scientifically? Can we know what animals feel? Do animals have moral standing? Do we have obligations to animals? Does any of this matter?

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