Ethics Seminar organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB

Veterinaria UAB

Legal perspectives of the profesional experience and daily veterinary practice: The need to create favorable conditions to achieve an active role of veterinarians in animal welfare.

Author: Marine Lercier, Student of the 6th edition of the Master in Animal Law and Society of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Researcher at ICALP (International Center for Animal Law and Policy), PhD student in Animal Law (Global Law and Human Security) and Research Professor in Training at the Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Editor-Assistant of the Legal Review dA: Derecho Animal (Forum of Animal Law Studies)..

Abstract: On June 7, 2018 members of the ICALP were invited by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UAB) to attend their Ethics Seminar organized for the Veterinary students, in the presence of three speakers specialized in the topics of ethics and animal welfare and professors of the Master in Animal Law and Society of the Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The speakers exchanged with the students of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB on an important issue for all veterinarians, that they will undoubtedly face in the exercise of their profession: that of animal ethics, specifically in the Seminar to which we refer, in cases related to euthanasia on the one hand, and the reporting of cases of animal abuse, on the other hand.

Keywords: animal ethics; veterinary deontology; ethics seminar; animal law; veterinary medicine; animal abuse; animal welfare; euthanasia; companion animals; complaint protocol; responsibility of the veterinarian; role of the veterinarians; responsible ownership.

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