Evaluation of Ethical Awareness among Students to Scrutinize the Intrinsic Relationship between Humans and Animals
Nageen Hussain, Mubashir Ahmad, Abida Butt, Amina Bashir
Awareness of ethical values between humans and animals is gaining significant attention in recent years. It is reflecting society's attitude towards animals. This survey-based research aimed to assess the ethical awareness among students and delve into the intricate web of relationships between humans and animals. The study examined the extent to which students were familiar to ethical issues related to animal welfare. This survey study designed with the students from various academic disciplines, age groups, and backgrounds. A mixed-methods approach was used to explore student’s awareness, attitudes, and experiences concerning animals. The survey reveal the multifaceted nature of ethical awareness among students and it uncovers various factors influencing students' ethical behaviors towards animals, including cultural and societal norms, personal experiences, and educational exposure. It was concluded that the survey provides valuable insights into the ethical awareness among students concerning the relationship between humans and animals. It emphasized the need for comprehensive educational programs that not only inform students about animal ethics but also encourage empathy, compassion, and responsible stewardship.