[Mass culling in the context of animal disease outbreaks--veterinarians caught between ethical issues and control policies]

Hartnack, S.; Doherr, M.G.; Grimm, H.; Kunzmann, P. (2009). [Mass culling in the context of animal disease outbreaks--veterinarians caught between ethical issues and control policies]. DTW. Deutsche tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 116(4), pp. 152-7. Alfeld: Verlag M. & H. Schaper 10.2376/0341-6593-116-152

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In recent years controversial discussions arose during major animal disease outbreaks in the EU about the ethical soundness of mass culling. In contrast to numerous publications about ethical issues and laboratory animals/animal experiments, literature concerning ethical deliberations in the case of mass culling as a means of outbreak control remain scarce. Veterinarians in charge of decision about and implementation of mass culling actions find themselves in an area of conflict in between the officially required animal disease control policy and a public that is increasingly critical. Those veterinarians are faced with the challenge to defend the relevant decisions against all stakeholders and also themselves. In this context an interdisciplinary workshop was initiated in Switzerland in October 2007 with ethicians and (official) veterinarians from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With the aim to identify ethical components of animal disease control for official veterinarians, talks and moderated group discussions took place. This article summarizes selected discussion points and conclusions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research (discontinued)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research

UniBE Contributor:

Doherr, Marcus

ISSN:

0341-6593

Publisher:

Verlag M. & H. Schaper

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:25

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2015 09:31

Publisher DOI:

10.2376/0341-6593-116-152

Web of Science ID:

000265963200004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38243 (FactScience: 220761)

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