Animal Legislation & Ethics

This course introduces students to major theoretical frameworks related to ethics and reviews key pieces of legislation that impact the animal care industry in Ontario. Understanding ethics and legislation are important components to working in the field of animal care. It is also especially important to have a solid comprehension of personal ethics and how they relate to legislation that will impact your profession. The field of animal care offers particular challenges for workers in terms of ethical decision making. This course will help students gain an understanding of the laws that are most likely to impact their work and will allow them to explore their own ethical choices and gain confidence about their own decision making.