AS613 Global Animal Issues

Course Description

Animal welfare advocacy has typically been focused locally (e.g. shelters) and nationally (e.g. changing laws and corporate behavior). However, in the past thirty years, a significant international advocacy movement has emerged that is promoting animal welfare issues to international agencies and developing coalitions to prevent animal suffering across the globe. This course tracks the development of the international animal protection movement and examines its tactics and impact over a range of issues. 3 credits

Course Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Know the history of the international animal protection movement
  • Understand how the animal protection movement differs from animal conservation
  • Recognize how animal protection advocacy differs from one culture to another

Course Topics

(Subject to Change)

  • History and Development of the International Animal Protection Movement
  • Animals and Public Health: Roaming Dogs
  • Animal and Public Health: The dangers of raising and eating animals
  • Animals and Human Security: Refugees, Demining, Natural and Man-made Disasters
  • Wildlife Issues: Working with International Treaties
  • Wildlife Hunting, Conservation and Population Control. What is the place/role of Animal Protection?
  • Animal Testing: Understanding the International Dimensions.

Course Materials

(Subject to Change)

No course texts required; all readings will be provided as pdfs or web address links on course site.