616 Animal Law and Ethics Readings Seminar

This readings course will focus on legal, political, and ethical issues in animal advocacy. There are currently broad definitions of animal advocacy: for some, it is veganism or an abolitionist stand toward animal ownership; for others, it may mean loving their companion animals or working on a spay/neuter campaign. The goal of this class is to have lively and respectful debates about the legal, political, and ethical issues in animal advocacy, both in the United States and internationally. We will investigate these issues during the semester from the view of various stakeholders. Prior to each class, students will be responsible for submitting and posting a two page analysis of the assigned reading that will include at least two issues they would like to see addressed as part of class discussion.
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Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system

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