Animals are intertwined with the lives of humans in many ways as companions, work animals, food, and laboratory animals. We hold responsibility for the well-being of these animals as our actions and choices impact their quality of life, which in turn impacts societal values, our ethics and us. Welfare of animals is considered to be in a good state if their physical, mental and social well-being are taken care of. This not only requires disease treatment and prevention but also, providing appropriate shelter, care and management, humane treatment, husbandry, and humane killing / slaughter. Here at Purdue, animal welfare research is guided by the one health concept that human well-being is complementary to and interdependent on animal health and well-being and is part of our all-inclusive medical, societal, ecological and environmental focus. Our researchers focus on translating science and ethics into standard set of practices for the care of animals.
Center for Animal Welfare Science
The Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science facilitates the well-being of animals through interdisciplinary discovery, learning, and engagement.
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