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Live webinar with Q&A, presented via Zoom
Our interactions with, and treatment of, animals has changed and evolved, over time.
Animals intersect with and provide value to our daily lives in myriad ways. From being hunted as prey to being farmed as food, and even as working animals, performing in sport and entertainment, being much-loved companions, associated with tourism or recreation, studied for Science or being valued for their role in biodiversity education, and valued for biodiversity purposes.
So, how are we reciprocating, and are we meeting their welfare needs?
Our expert panel will unpick the value of science, research and collaboration, and discuss where welfare standards should land.
Join us as we:
- look at the development of animal welfare practices,
- explore the ways that zoos collaborate to advance conservation, animal welfare, and breeding programs,
- seek to unravel the complexities behind animals in sport, and
- highlight the questions which society needs to ask of itself.
Join us in an online panel discussion with experts who will speak about gender and sexuality in Islamic politics.
Building on a recent special issue of the Melbourne Asia Review focused on Islam and inter/intra-Muslim relations in Asia, this event examines current trends, and current debates, in the study of gender and minority affairs within Muslim contexts.
What shape have debates regarding gender and trans rights taken lately? Do the politics of race and racial difference partly differ in Muslim and non-Muslim contexts? What can we learn about the politics of gender and approaches to minority affairs from the lived experience – and activism – of Muslim communities?