Animal Welfare Skills (AWS)
The concept of animal welfare includes three elements: the animal's normal biological functioning (which, among other things, means ensuring that the animal is healthy and well-nourished), its emotional state (including the absence of negative emotions, such as pain and chronic fear), and its ability to express certain traits.
In this way, animal welfare is synonymous with human control of animals. As a guiding philosophy for legislation and regulations, animal welfare attempts to mitigate the suffering of human-controlled animals and to ensure a minimum standard of living conditions and treatment.
Animal welfare is important to meat production because poor animal welfare is associated with poor animal production or health, and because consumers' concerns may influence market access. Throughout the world, animal welfare is the topic of legislation, retailer standards, and codes of practice.
This module is specifically designed for those who are looking after animals be domestic or wild.
The module shall be delivered by way of:
- Group presentations
- Case studies
- Assignments & Tests