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Animal Ethics and Conservation




2022 Summer Environmental - Term 3

About This Class

This course explores the challenges associated with applying animal welfare ethics to wildlife management and ecosystem conservation. The course provides students with the scientific and philosophical tools required to critically evaluate the myriad ethical and animal welfare challenges faced under a variety of wildlife management scenarios, including for agriculture, recreation, species conservation, and biodiversity protection purposes.  Students explore the apparent conflict between environmental and animal welfare ethics frameworks and work to resolve these tensions through the critical evaluation of case studies, revealing the challenges and opportunities that exist when we reconcile these differences for the betterment of both animals and their ecosystems.

Class Code



Environmental Law