Agricultural Animal Bioethics Curriculum Module 1  

Modules and Supplementary Materials 

(Please note that Modules 1-3 are currently being updated; content may be modified at a later date)

  • Module 1, Lecture 1: "Ethics and Animals: An Introduction"
  • Module 1, Lecture 2: "A Framework for Deliberation"
  • Module 1, Lecture 3: Facilitating Moral Reasoning - Ethical Accounting 

Module 1, Lecture 1: "Ethics and Animals: An Introduction"

Presentation
Reading
  • Thompson, Paul. Forthcoming. "Animal Ethics: Probing the Philosophical Issues." Forthcoming in Joy Mench, ed., Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare. Manuscript copies available from the author.
Cases

Module 1, Lecture 2: "A Framework for Deliberation"

Presentation
Reading
  • Croney, Candace C. and Raymond Anthony. 2011. "Invited Review: Ruminating Conscientiously: Scientific and Socio-Ethical Challenges for U.S. Dairy Production." Journal of Dairy Science 94(2): 539-546.
Cases
  • The lecture includes "the case of the morally relevant differences between the pig and the dog" (slides ##8-9).
  • Also "castration and dehorning without anesthetic or analgesic relief" and "government land used for grazing versus public recreation use" are mentioned (slide #15).
  • "Should tail docking be banned" is also mentioned (slide #22).
  • A number of the cases stored on our web site would also work after this lecture, such as:

Module 1, Lecture 3: Facilitating Moral Reasoning - Ethical Accounting [with Campbell’s Ethical Assessment Framework]

Presentation
Reading
  • Croney, Candace and R. Anthony. 2010. "Engaging Science in a Climate of Values: Tools for Animal Scientists Tasked with Addressing Ethical Problems." (PDF) Journal of Animal Science 88(13): E75-E81. doi:10.2527/jas.2009-2353
Cases

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