Human – Animal Partnership
What would that look like and why would it be worth while
Date/Time: 12 June at 1 pm
Location: Blavatsky Lodge of the Theosophical Society,
Address: Shop 8, 599 Pacific Highway, St Leonards.
Statistics show that there is on average 1.6 of a dog in each Australian household. (I know, it sounds cruel – why won’t they keep the whole dog?).
But joking aside… The fact is – we do keep pets of different kinds. More than 64% of Australians own pets, and over 83% have owned a pet at some point in their lives.
So what is your reason for keeping an animal? Or, if you don’t have an animal, would you want to have one and why?
In our session we will explore various reasons for living with animals and various models of relating to our animals. And most of all, we will focus on asking:
• are human-animal partnerships possible;
• what would such partnerships look like; and
• what benefits would flow from such partnerships to us, humans, and to our animals.
You can expect many opportunities to share your views as well as hearing solid research into human-animal partnerships. While I will share with you the research and some of my own stories, there will be ample opportunity to share your views and experiences. After all, a story brings forth much richness and makes the research come to life!