How and why we measure the welfare of livestock and wildlife

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Chronic severe malnutrition

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

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