A History of Animal Welfare
About this Webinar
Our current animal protection structures and practices can be traced back to England's Victorian era. Animal-welfare professionals are invited to use this free webinar to lend a big-picture historical perspective to their orientations for new board members, staff and volunteers.
You can listen to this webinar at your convenience, any time 24/7.
By the end of this webinar, you can develop an understanding about:
- Early concepts related to the treatment of animals
- How changing views on evolution and animal cognition influenced animal-welfare thinking
- The origins of organized animal-welfare efforts in Victorian England
- The role of Henry Bergh and other leaders in the development of an organized movement in the U.S.
- The rise of organized child protection in this country and its relationship to animal welfare
- How animal sheltering evolves as a result of philosophy and science
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