module 2

Agricultural Animal Bioethics Curriculum Module 2 

Modules and Supplementary Materials 

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

  • Module 2, Lecture 1: Philosophical Approaches to Animal Ethics
  • Module 2, Lecture 2: "Conceptualizing Animal Welfare in the Context of Ethics"

Module 2, Lecture 1: Philosophical Approaches to Animal Ethics

Presentation
Reading
  • Varner, Gary. 2010. "Animals in Agriculture," in Gary Comstock, ed., Life Science Ethics, 2nd edition, pp. 239-265. New York: Springer.
Cases

Module 2, Lecture 2: "Conceptualizing Animal Welfare in the Context of Ethics"

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
  • There is a "think-pair-share" exercise on slide #13, about how students conceive of animal welfare.
  • There are also "questions for thought" on slides #20 ("as we acknowledge the minds and emotions of animals, does this create a need for additional ethical consideration?") and #22 ("why consider ethics?").
  • And at the end (slides ##24-26) the case of tie-stalls for dairy cows is presented.
  • The cases stored on our web site that related to conceptualizing animal welfare include:

 

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