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
- plant-based/animal-free businesses
- Report, released October 25, 2018: “Work in Ontario Horse Stables”.
- The 2018 Ontario budget is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for animals, and for the women and men who work to protect them. Read Professor Coulter’s cowritten op-ed in the Toronto Star.
- “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.