Episode 2 of Series 8: The World of Animal Welfare
Ashley's insights shed light on the complex challenges faced by underserved communities in the realm of animal welfare.
However, it's not all grim. Ashley shares the transformative work being done by Pets for Life. The program extends its services to over 50 cities in the U.S., offering access to pet services for individuals living in poverty.
Guest: Ashley Anderson-Mutch is a Senior Program Manager of Enforcement and Policy Reform with Pets for Life at the Humane Society of the United States. She works with animal welfare organizations across the country to address areas of inequity with internal and external policies that disproportionately affect underserved communities and communities of color. She strives to help develop an understanding of the way in which animal welfare is connected to larger issues of institutional discrimination and historical oppression for people.
She also works with several municipal shelter organizations and local animal enforcement teams to implement community based support practices.
Book Recommendations: Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi and Joel Christian Gill and The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Links: Pets for Life -Map
If you liked this episode, try:
E26: Pets in Poverty: Pet Retention and Housing with Amanda Arrington, Senior Director or HSUS' Pets for Life
E24: Companion Animals for Reform and Equity with COO Jen Evans
E28: Animal Care Deserts, Accessibility and Love with CARE CEO, James Evans
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