The Department of Animals in Science and Society focuses on issues pertaining to the position of animals in our society, in the broadest sense.
The employees of the Department of Animals in Science and Society strive to contribute to improving animal welfare through research, education and providing information.
In accordance with the mission of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Department of Animals in Science and Society work to:
- develop evidence-based methods for understanding animal emotions
- study the interaction between the animals’ genetic backgrounds and their environments, especially with regard to their cognitive, emotional and motivational processes
- encourage the development, application and acceptance of methods that can replace, reduce or refine the use of animals for experimental testing.
- study the attitude that people have towards animals in the various contexts of the relationships between animals and humans, as well as the relevant ethical and judicial issues.