Animal Use Welfare
Animal Use Welfare ANSC 1000
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ANSC 1000 Powerpoint 2 Notes Animal Use Welfare Animal Exploration: Human use (abuse), dog and cock ﬁghts, pain/death for entertainment Animal Use: primarily for human use, have guidelines, producers, zoos, hunting, rode Animal Control: enforce laws, use for research, advocate spay and neuter Animal Welfare: humane treatment, try to change laws, no research, may kill surplus Animal Rights: rights like humans, no killing, eating, research, abuse, require spay and neuter Animal Liberation: not forced to work or produce for human beneﬁt, liberate animals Welfare Concerns production diseases: liver obsesses in cattle due to high conc, low roughage diets scale effects from large animal units: less individual animal attention than traditionally sized livestock enterprises physical and psychological deprivation: due to prolonged conﬁnement Deﬁnitions cruelty: showing indifference or pleasure in another’s pain or suffering neglect: failing to provide an animal with vital requirements such as food and shelter abuse: willingly striking or harming an animal deprivation: limiting an animals freedom or other like restriction (ex. social deprivation) ethology: the study of behavior of animals in the wild, or laboratory speciesism: a prejudice or bias toward the interests off members of ones own species vivisection: act of operating or experimenting on live animals Society’s Impact Studies have found that people who abuse animals also abuse people A societies interactions and growth is related to the way it treats its’ animals Don’t Be Too Anthropomorphic some of our feelings apply directly, others do not ex. sows want a protected area during farrowing chickens live longer and healthier in battery cages Where do you draw the line in production practices? When animals are captive or in our control there are speciﬁc guidelines to be followed: Health, Reasonable comfort, freedom from pain, suitable feed, freedom from undue stress, protection from elements as needed by the species, as much as possible ability to practice innate behavior What legislation has come to pass? 1966: Animal welfare act. basically set control of the sale of dogs & cats for research. 1985: amendment to the Animal Welfare Act. Minimize pain and discomfort 1985: Mandate to the National Institute of Health (Same as above) 1988 (Sweden) (animal rights law) agriculture should be suited to the animals’ nature. Animal Use For Research Animals should not suffer pain or distress unless pain or distress is the objective, or control of pain/distress would invalidate results Animals should not be used repeatedly for invasive experiments Drugs which cause paralysis while leaving the animal conscious should not be used without anesthesia Husbandry and housing should ﬁt the nature of the animal Oversight of these principles should be provided by local committees of nonscientists and scientists via protocol review and facility inspection Changes Which Effect Ethics only 1% of society is involved in agriculture Urban people return to the country-side and see and smell animals again, but do not make a living with the animals 99% have inﬂuence Summary Animal welfare and rights issue not likely to go away Producers should maintain record of sound husbandry practices Educate consumers and policy makers Research opportunities to improve facilities, management tech, & handling
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