How and why we measure the welfare of livestock and wildlife

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Chronic severe malnutrition

Term: 2014
Published: February 25, 2014
Revised: May 26, 2014

Animal welfare is a concept that means many things to many different people. It inspires passion and altruism in those who see animals as sentient beings; but in contrast, has also been vilified as a concept contrary to the ideal of human rights and dignity, particularly in Africa. Understanding the value systems and ethics involved and monitoring livestock and wildlife welfare, using science-based, objective criteria (welfare audits) will be discussed in this module. 

About The Instructor

Prof Cheryl McCrindle

Prof Cheryl McCrindle

Emeritus Professor: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Extraordinary lecturer, School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

This Work, How and why we measure the welfare of livestock and wildlife, by Prof Cheryl McCrindle is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.