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Animals and Institutions (Coursera)

This course explores animals within the context of the functional relationships that sociologists call “institutions.” We first examine the use of animals in laboratory science. We then examine the controversial transformation of animals into “livestock” and "meat." We also explore the perspectives of people committed to rejecting the construction [...]
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Animals, Self, and Society (Coursera)

This course explores how animals and people are situated within the web of structures and connections known as “society.” Module 1 considers some of the key symbolic roles that animals play in society by investigating the practice of “thinking with animals.” We investigate how people construct different meanings of [...]
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The Changing Status and Perception of Animals (Coursera)

Sep 27th 2021
The Changing Status and Perception of Animals (Coursera)
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In this course, we explore how mainstream understandings of animals and human-animal relationships have changed in recent years. Module 1 focuses on the roles of animals in human physical health and psychological well being. Module 2 explores animal selfhood, particularly in light of their inability to use spoken [...]
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Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Coursera)

Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals. [...]
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Chicken Behaviour and Welfare (Coursera)

This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms. The focus is primarily on laying hens and meat chickens (broilers) although many of the [...]
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Compassion in Fashion: Sustainability and the Global Fur Trade (FutureLearn)

May 24th 2021
Compassion in Fashion: Sustainability and the Global Fur Trade (FutureLearn)
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Learn how fashion designers and businesses can make more compassionate choices to build fur-free, sustainable fashion brands. Explore why sustainability in fashion begins with fur-free. As the fashion industry’s future leaders and decision-makers, students in the fashion industry today have the potential to steer the industry to a fur-free [...]
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Introduction to Animal Ethics (edX)

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Introduction to Animal Ethics (edX)
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Learn about what ethical issues arise in human-animal relationships, and how to think about such issues systematically. The course utilizes Manga as a study aid. Why do many of us who eat pigs condemn those who eat dogs? Is there any difference between lab mice and companion hamsters that [...]
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Understanding Food Labels (FutureLearn)

Learn how to interpret food labels so you can make informed food choices and buy food that supports your health and wellbeing. Get the facts you need to put your trust in the food system. Huge amounts of information are provided on food product labels, but surveys have shown [...]
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Le bien-être des animaux d'élevage (FUN)

Dec 15th 2020
Le bien-être des animaux d'élevage (FUN)
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Le bien-être des animaux est une préoccupation sociétale désormais majeure. Mais de quoi parle-t-on quand on fait référence au bien-être animal? Qu’est-ce qu’est réellement le bien-être animal ? Est-il le même pour tous les animaux ? De quoi dépend-il ? Le bien-être d'un animal en plein air est-il forcément [...]
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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce (FutureLearn)

Learn how important animal viruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and understand the diseases they produce. In this free online course, you will learn about animal viruses that affect pets, birds, sheep, cattle, swine and horses, and produce important diseases.
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