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Animal welfare

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Animal welfare

  1. 1. ANIMAL WELFARE 4th year DVM STUDENTS
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES • Introduce the meaning of animal welfare and how it is done • Discuss the importance of animal welfare • Show the proper care and management of animals based on their needs • Show the safe way of dealing with animals
  3. 3. ANIMAL WELFARE • Animal welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives • An animal in good state of welfare is – healthy, well nourished – Comfortable, safe – not suffering from unpleasant state such as pain, fear, and distress – able to express natural behavior
  4. 4. ANIMAL WELFARE • Good AW requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter and killing
  5. 5. FIVE FREEDOMS Use to assess welfare • • • • • Freedom from hunger and thirst Freedom from discomfort Freedom from pain, injury and disease Freedom from fear and distress Freedom to express normal behavior Farm Animal Welfare Council, 1992
  6. 6. FREEDOM FROM HUNGER AND THIRST
  7. 7. FREEDOM FROM DISCOMFORT
  8. 8. FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY AND DISEASE
  9. 9. FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY AND DISEASE
  10. 10. FREEDOM FROM PAIN AND DISTRESS
  11. 11. FREEDOM TO EXPRESS THEIR NATURAL BEHAVIOUR
  12. 12. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CARE ABOUT ANIMALS
  13. 13. ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS • ‘Sentience’ is the capacity to have feelings • These feelings are mental states such as sensations or emotions …if a dog is sentient… …and a plant is not… then what about… ?
  14. 14. ARE ANIMALS MORAL AGENTS? • Moral agent – Responsible for own actions – Deciding whether an action is right or wrong – Altruism and protection of the vulnerable
  15. 15. ARE ANIMALS MORAL AGENTS?
  16. 16. Happy Dog
  17. 17. Frightened Dog
  18. 18. Aggressive Dog
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  20. 20. Thank you for listening! Thank you

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