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 prevention work
- horses and human-equine labour
- animals and care work
- 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.
- Read Professor Coulter’s latest column in the Globe and Mail: “Caring for the animals who work for us“.
- Watch Professor Coulter’s interview on Global TV about animal cruelty investigation work and workers here.
- Read Professor Coulter’s column on humane jobs and the humane economy in the Huffington Post here.