Live to Work: Labour Studies Professor Kendra Coulter Examines Work By Animals and Work With Animals

Live to Work: Labour Studies Professor Kendra Coulter Examines Work By Animals and Work With Animals

Dr. Kendra Coulter is teaching the first-ever Labour Studies course focused on nonhuman animals at a major university. Using examples ranging from therapy dogs to horse racing, from socialized care of street dogs in Greece to low-cost veterinary clinics in Hamilton, Coulter shows us how animal work is enmeshed with capitalism and class, and how we can approach solidarity with working animals and the humans who work with them. Continue reading

More than Meets the Eye: NYC’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry

At first glance, for many, New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry might seem pretty benign, even romantic and quaint. However, like most animal industries, there is much that is disguised, distorted, and hidden from public view. In the documentary Blinders: The Truth Behind the Tradition, filmmaker Donny Moss gives the viewer an intimate — and frequently … Continue reading