We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Animals for a new Special Issue titled "How Animal Welfare Reforms Are Reshaping Societal Institutions Charged with Animal Management." The deadline for manuscript submissions is February 1, 2021.
Summary: Concern for non-human animals is on the rise and has shown to be core to maintaining the social license to have animals in human care. This increased concern has manifested in many ways from official acts and policies to advocacy and activist groups, all affecting the ways in which humans interact with animals. The effects have created entire paradigm shifts for many animal institutions (i.e., animal agriculture, wildlife management, zoos & aquariums, research laboratories, shelters, therapy institutions) and continue to be transformed over time from both internal and external pressures. Thus, examining how animal welfare reforms have and will reshape human–animal interactions will be paramount for the future of societal institutions charged with animal stewardship. In this Special Issue, we welcome submissions exploring this topic broadly or specifically (one institution and/or one aspect of animal welfare). Our goals are to create a forum to highlight the complexity of animal welfare reform implementation and to serve as a catalyst for discussion of new considerations related to human–animal interactions.
For more information visit the journal website here.