Keynote: Human-animal interactions: a sustainable relationship?

Keynote presented by prof.dr. Pim Martens at the IAHAIO annual symposium 24-26 July 2014 Amsterdam “Bridging Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries in Human-Animal Interactions” If we look at the many sustainability indicators that have been developed over the years, it is striking to see that animal-wellbeing, also in the field of animal assisted interventions hardly plays a …

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Blog: Sustanimalism

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi said many years ago. Somewhere between this observation and the sustainability debate in recent years, it has gone wrong. If we look at the many sustainability indicators that have been developed over the …

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Blog: The Sustainable Zoo

After killing Marius Giraffe and four lions in the zoo of Copenhagen, the Longleaf Safari and Adventure Park in Britain killed six lions including four cubs. Now the zoo of Bern in Switzerland killed a healthy baby-bear. These actions stress the need to look critical at role of zoos. The …

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