Standards of Care

The term “responsible pet ownership” has its roots in “racism, classism, and the White dominant culture.” That is according to researchers with the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection, who argued that some animal control policies perpetuate racial and income inequities in the United States. [...] Not only driven by “racism, classism, and the White … Continue reading Standards of Care

Discussion: How Have Pets Helped Make Your Community Better?

A recently published study in Australia found that pets help connect people within communities: "We found that people who had a pet were more likely, than those who didn't own a pet, to get to know people in their neighbourhood that they didn't know before," says [Associate Professor Lisa Wood from the University of Western … Continue reading Discussion: How Have Pets Helped Make Your Community Better?