Animal ethical views and perception of animal pain in veterinary students

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dc.contributor.author Valros, Anna Elisabet
dc.contributor.author Hänninen, Laura Talvikki
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-31T12:55:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-31T12:55:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-23
dc.identifier.citation Valros , A E & Hänninen , L T 2018 , ' Animal ethical views and perception of animal pain in veterinary students ' , Animals , vol. 8 , no. 12 , 220 . https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8120220
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83391780
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 48d96e39-e3f4-44ef-b795-90e300be646a
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85060076178
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000454708000002
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5118-8451/work/53515627
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-4431-3346/work/53518524
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/298546
dc.description.abstract Veterinary students face several ethical challenges during their curriculum. We used the Animal Ethics Dilemma to study animal ethical views of Finnish veterinary students, and also asked them to score the level of pain perception in 13 different species. Based on the 218 respondents, the utilitarian view was the dominating ethical view. Mammals were given higher pain scores than other animals. The proportion of the respect for nature view correlated negatively, and that of the animal rights view positively, with most animal pain scores. Fifth year students had a higher percentage of contractarian view, as compared to 1st and 3rd year students, but this might have been confounded by their age. Several pain perception scorings increased with increasing study year. We conclude that the utilitarian view was clearly dominating, and that ethical views differed only slightly between students at different stages of their studies. Higher pain perception scorings in students at a later stage of their studies might reflect an increased knowledge of animal capacities. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Animals
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 413 Veterinary science
dc.subject animal ethics
dc.subject PAIN PERCEPTION
dc.subject veterinary student
dc.subject Animal welfare
dc.subject animal
dc.title Animal ethical views and perception of animal pain in veterinary students en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Departments of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Production Animal Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Research Centre for Animal Welfare
dc.contributor.organization Laura Hänninen / Principal Investigator
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8120220
dc.relation.issn 2076-2615
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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