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Concurrent session 3b : SPECIAL TRACK: Animal Justice

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10:30 AM, Monday 21 Jun 2021 (2 hours)
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Justice entails concepts of fairness, reasonableness, honesty, and integrity, going beyond the more basic premises of “acceptability” or “lawfulness.” We invite proposals for a special track on animal justice, where we will explore meanings of and means to achieve justice for non-human animal actors within tourism.

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 30 minutes

Tourism, animals, and the scales of justicebyDavid Fennell Animals are used in tourism in many ways. Some uses are more benign such as ecotourism (e.g., viewing elephants in natural settings), while others induce significant levels of suffering, pain and distress with the denial of dignity and respect (e.g., elephants performing at a circus). What is missing is a comprehensive overview of how just these uses may or may not be. Justice, as a concept, is complex and...

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 30 minutes

Guilty pleasure or moral hypocrisy? Tourist horse carriage rides in New York CitybyJudith Römhild-RaviartandClare WeedenResearch indicates that people are motivated to appear moral to feel good about themselves but also to signal morality in order to avoid social sanctions (Batson, 2008). Nevertheless, in some situations people actively ignore any moral misgivings and fu...

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | 30 minutes

Wildlife tourism is based on interactions between tourists and non-domesticated wildlife (Ballantyne, Packer & Falk, 2011; Bertella, 2021). The range of opportunities in wildlife tourism encounters occur in wild, semi-captive or captive settings (Orams, 1996) and involve direct intervention on animals, or not, in the forms of consumptive/non-consumptive activities (Tremblay, 2001). This paper primarily focuses on the non-consumptive wildlife tourism within all types of settings, e.g. bird...

Who's Attending

David Fennell
Brock University
Luc Renaud
Université du Québec à Montréal
Clare Weeden
Principal Lecturer
University of Brighton
Christopher Wilbert
Para-academic / independent researcher

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