Maddie's Insights - Strategies for Challenging Ableism in Companion Animal Welfare (on-demand)
Recorded On: 11/09/2023
Maddie's® Insights are monthly webcasts with practical tips based on current research to help pets and people.
Many animal shelters and rescues unwittingly perpetuate ableism through their engagements with disabled animals, even when they are trying to help these animals. In this session, we will explore how animal shelters and rescues contribute to problematic representations of disability and engage in practices that harm these animals. We will explore strategies for challenging ableism and better serving disabled animals.
By the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to
- Define ableism and the dis/ability system
- Recognize ableist representations of animals and people
- Identify and rework personal or organizational practices that support ableism to support better outcomes for disabled animals
Presenter: Katja M. Guenther, Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside, and author of The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals
This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It has also been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Complete the quiz to earn continuing education credit for CAWA, NACA and RACE.
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keywords Maddie's Insights, Katja M. Guenther, animal well-being, animal welfare, scientific assessment of animal well-being, care for shelter animals, mental experiences of animals, animal behavior, disabled animals, animal sheltering, serving disabled animals, problematic representations of disability, animal care, behavior, training & enrichment, case management