932338 Animal protection in livestock husbandry

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hintze, Sara , Leeb, Christine
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Introduction and definitions: :What is "Animal welfare" ? - science- ethics- law
Ethics: Concepts and applications
Law: Austrian and EU Legislationa nd (private) standards
Science: Concepts of Animal welfare: Defintions and applications
Attitudes on animal welfare
Discussions on current welfare issues

For all further info: see MOODLE

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To facilitate understanding of animal welfare concepts and applications
To understand animal welfare aspects from scientific, ethical and legal point of view
To be able to formulate and defend an argument

In depth knowledge of the most important welfare issues of farm species
Understanding of the welfare impact of different situations on various farm species (science/ethics/law)
Ability of critical thinking, which can be applied and developed during the course of the study, personal and professional life
Realisation, that many opinions are possible, ability to argue own standpoint using science, ethics and law
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.