pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2006, Cilt 22, Sayı 3-4, Sayfa(lar) 025-029
Relationship on Animal Welfare - Veterinary Ethics
Serdar İzmirli, Aşkın Yaşar
Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Veteriner Hekimliği Tarihi ve Deontoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Animal, Animal welfare, Ethics, Veterinary ethics
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Nowadays stockbreeding became an activity aimed to consumption by changing rapidly beyond the traditional production. Its reason is to show interest to animal welfare at the same time together with demands of consumer for quality and safety. It can be said that "veterinary ethics" is related to animals just as veterinary medicine is related to animals. Considering this, any type of issue concerning animals-whether or not it involves veterinarians would be an issue of veterinary ethics. On the other hand, "veterinary ethics", as its name applies directly relates to veterinarians and any person involved in providing veterinary care. Animal welfare can be defined as "To ensure that all animals (farm, pet, companion, exotic, laboratory and wild animals) are healthy, happy and feel well and they do not feel pain, ache and suffering when they are cared, fed, bred, transported, slaughtered, treated or used in scientific researches". Veterinarians function is important between animal owners and animals in such a way related to animal welfare. New approaches related to animal welfare became topical subjects in Turkey as parallel to developments in the world. A veterinarian should be well informed on legislations related to animal welfare in order to make correct decisions when he encounters problems in this field during his duty. If there is no provision in the legislation he can make decision by using an ethical decision making process and veterinary medicine ethics. This study was discussed to be conceptual of veterinary ethics and animal welfare.