Authors Arnja Dale, Jessica Walker and John Perrott, write on the use of animal cadavers to teach euthanasia techniques to students studying towards the Certificate in Animal Welfare Investigations at Unitec. The programme attracts a multi-cultural student body. Working with animal cadavers can be emotionally challenging and requires cultural sensitivity. This article reports on a number of tikanga Māori strategies incorporated for the first time. These uphold the principles of Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga, as well as the 2nd article of the Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi).
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