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Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals.
This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you.
You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf
Introduction to the Course
In this module we'll tell you who we are, what this course is about, how you can use this course to learn more about animal behaviour and welfare, and how you can earn a certificate.
What is Animal Welfare and Why Does it Matter?
Introduction, History and Concepts of Animal Welfare
What We Can Measure We Can Manage
Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Assessment
The Truth About Dogs and Cats
Practical Animal Welfare: Companion Animal Welfare
Down on the Farm
Practical Animal Welfare: Farm Animal Welfare
Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Practical Animal Welfare: Captive Wild Animal Welfare
Optional Module: Welfare Conundrums
Emotive Animal Welfare Issues
Nat Waran and Fritha Langford