Ethics of animal use - (15 credits)

This module aims to encourage students to appreciate the wide range of views, both historical and social, of animal ethics and to evaluate ethical arguments in relation to animal use. It will provide a foundation that students can use to make ethical decisions about animals in their future professions, as they will increase their confidence in justifying their views and opinions. Students will discuss the importance of increasing scientific knowledge and technologies in modern society and the altered perspective on human-animal relationships. It will also develop students understanding of the main principles of animal trade and legislation in a wide range of situations, for example zoos, companion, wildlife, breeding, conservation and working animals.