Concepts in Animal Welfare - Terms & Conditions

A syllabus to assist with the teaching of animal welfare in veterinary faculties (“the Resource”)

The Concepts in Animal Welfare syllabus, developed in 2003 by the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science, was designed to assist with the teaching of animal welfare at veterinary faculties. The resource was updated in 2007 and again in 2013.  Hundreds of universities worldwide have been involved in animal welfare education workshops organised or facilitated by WSPA and many more have received copies of the syllabus. The resource is successfully being used in at least 20 countries worldwide.”


By installing, copying or otherwise using any of the Resource, you agree to be bound by the terms of the following conditions of use.   

  1. This Resource is the result of collaboration between the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the School of Clinical Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol in England.

  2. The Resource provides training in critical reasoning skills and consists of over 30 interactive teaching modules covering a wide range of animal welfare topics including farm and companion animal welfare, wildlife, and animals used in experiments and alternative methods. Although most of the modules are independent of one another they can be used together as a comprehensive animal welfare course providing approximately thirty five hours of teaching material.

All end-users shall agree to these conditions:

  1. WSPA has agreed to make the content of this Resource available on this website.

  2. All Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the website and the Resource shall vest in, and be owned by, WSPA and University of Bristol. IPR is defined as all copyright and other intellectual property rights, howsoever arising and in whatever media, whether or not registered, including (without limitation) patents, trade marks, service marks, trade names, designs, database rights, domain names, know-how and any applications for the protection or registration of these rights and all renewals and extensions thereof throughout the world.

  3. Any part of the Resource may not be used, transferred, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner other than for reference purposes, meaning that you can only display it on your computer screen and print for the sole purpose of viewing its contents.

  4. Use of this Resource is limited to bona fide users of this website provided that:

    4.1 No changes shall be made to either the content or format of any part of the original state of this Resource.

    4.2 You acknowledge that the Resource is owned by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the School of Clinical Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol in England (2003)

    4.3 No part of this product is sold, hired or otherwise used for commercial gain

  5. The use of the logos and trademarks of WSPA and University of Bristol may not be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever except for the purpose of displaying the Resource on your computer screen or printing for the sole purpose of viewing its contents.

  6. You expressly acknowledge and agree that the use of the Resource is at your sole risk and has been provided on an “as is” basis and without any express warranty, condition, undertaking or representation of any kind either express or implied, statutory or otherwise in relation to its completeness or accuracy and no responsibility or liability is accepted for any inaccuracies in the contents of the Resource. 

  7. As the use of this Resource has been provided to you free of charge then no liability shall be accepted for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damages for breach of any express or implied warranty, breach of contract, negligence, strict liability or loss of any kind related to the Resource and its contents and its use by you.  

WSPA is keen to receive feedback about the usefulness of this resource. Please send any comments to education@wspa-international.org.


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