72: 7 Misunderstood Beliefs in Animal Welfare: Myth Busting with Scott Giacoppo (S8) image
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72: 7 Misunderstood Beliefs in Animal Welfare: Myth Busting with Scott Giacoppo (S8)
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Episode 1 of Series 8: The World of Animal Sheltering
Ever thought about the misconceptions that surround nuisance wildlife management or how those misconceptions might be affecting policies and attitudes?  Join us for a compelling discussion with Scott Giacoppo, Director of National Shelter Outreach for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

"when you are talking about killing animals for population management, it has proven not to work, right? It doesn't work.  It never has, and it never will. And if it did work, we wouldn't have to repeat it every single year." - Scott Giacoppo

Listen as we bust 7 myths and  underscore the need for shelters to build relationships with adopters, and discuss proactive ways to support existing pet owners. Through it all, Scott challenges us to reconsider our obligations to animals, the biases that might be clouding our judgment, and how we can all strive towards a more sustainable model of animal care. You don't want to miss this conversation, packed with thought-provoking insights and stories that will inspire you to redefine your relationship with the animal kingdom.

Book Recommendation: Switch: How to Make Change When Change Is Hard- by Dan Heath and Chip Heath
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable- by Patrick Lencioni

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Pets For Life
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