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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Animals and Institutions by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

This course explores animals within the context of the functional relationships that sociologists call “institutions.” We first examine the use of animals in laboratory science. We then examine the controversial transformation of animals into “livestock” and "meat." We also explore the perspectives of people committed to rejecting the construction and use of animals as food. Next, we focus on some of the roles of animals in human entertainment with particular attention to dog fighting and zoos. Finally, we investigate animal health and welfare through the lens of dilemmas in veterinary medicine and decisions in animal shelters....

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Oct 10, 2020

Really enjoyed the course!! Learned about the way we treat animals and perceive their existence.


Jun 9, 2022

Great Course raising concern about welfare for all animals

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