Humane jobs are jobs that benefit both people and animals.
There are compelling ethical and environmental reasons to move away from damaging patterns, and towards more sustainable and positive practices and employment sectors that cultivate human and animal wellbeing. This involves the improvement of certain existing areas of work, as well as the creation of new humane jobs.
This is the online home for Dr. Kendra Coulter’s research projects on humane jobs. Under the larger humane jobs umbrella, there are currently three primary areas of focus:
- animal cruelty investigations and animal protection work
- horses and human-equine labour
- humane jobs transitions for rural communities and food businesses
- animals’ work
- “The sorry state of animal protection in Canada” by Kendra Coulter and Peter Sankoff in the Toronto Star
- “Tiger King Isn’t a Coronavirus Distraction; It’s a Mirror into Our Blatant Disrespect for Animals” by Kendra Coulter in the Globe and Mail
- Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice? has been published by Oxford University Press. It is co-edited by Charlotte Blattner, Kendra Coulter, and Will Kymlicka.
- “Hudson & Rex: Charming Canine Actor Challenges Us to Think About Animals’ Labour” by Kendra Coulter in the Conversation.
- “Ontario’s New Animal Protection Force:” feature interview on The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
- Dr. Coulter’s column on animal protection is in the Winnipeg Free Press and co-written with former humane jobs fellow Brittany Campbell
- Read Dr. Coulter’s column in the Globe and Mail, co-written with Amy Fitzgerald.
- Read the new and much anticipated report “A More Humane and Safer Ontario: The Future of Animal Cruelty Investigations”
- Dr. Coulter spoke with CBC Radio shows around Ontario about next steps for animal cruelty investigations in Ontario
- Her most recent media articles are on the links between animal protection and public safety in iPolitics and the risks of cruelty enforcement work in The Conversation, Salon, and many other media sources
- Dr. Coulter appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss the future of humane law enforcement
- Report, released October 25, 2018: “Work in Ontario Horse Stables“.
- “Humane Jobs: A Political Economic Vision for Interspecies Solidarity and Human-Animal Wellbeing” is fully open-access in the journal Politics and Animals.