Humane Jobs: A Political Economic Vision for Interspecies Solidarity
and Human–Animal Wellbeing
Coulter, K. (2017). Humane jobs: A political economic vision for interspecies solidarity and human–animal wellbeing. Politics and Animals, 3, 31-41.
Dr. Kendra Coulter is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in Labour Studies at Brock University in Ontario, Canada as well as a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. She is an analyst and scholar of labour involving animals and animal protection work. This article focuses on the economy and workforce and how to create jobs that can be good for both humans and nonhuman animals. She critiques the “animal-industrial complex”, the system of violence defended by corporate interests. She stresses the need for action beyond just individual consumer choices and to see how inequities connect, and envisions possible solutions.