Domestic animals are an integral component of human leisure experience and can enhance the physical, social, and mental wellbeing of humans. The interplay of human and animal experiences of justice, wellbeing, rights, and roles within leisure is the central theme of this book. Research explores the position of domesticated animals in human leisure experiences, in a wide array of leisure settings. Chapters question whether domestic animals may have a desire for leisure that is different from human leisure, whether animals have and wish to fulfil needs for meaningful leisure or non-leisure, and whether human leisure needs and desires may coincide or contradict wellbeing interests of animals.
This book provides a venue for the dissemination and exploration of research, which champions the welfare and rights of these animals to have their needs and interests in leisure recognised. It moves the debate about animals in leisure beyond the current limits which have seen research mainly confined to the exotic ‘other’ rather than more mundane, everyday domestic animals. This book will be of interest to individuals in the fields of tourism ethics, zoology, animal behaviour, and leisure studies.
1 Introduction JANETTE YOUNG AND NEIL CARR 2 Behind bars: contradictions in the expectations and experiences of life with marginalised companion animals RUTHANN ARLETTA DRUMMOND 3 Dog shows as casual leisure: asymmetry of human and animal experience MAGDALENA DĄBROWSKA 4 Dog showing and training: enjoyable hobbies or destructive practices that reinforce speciesist ideologies? SCOTT HURLEY 5 Off-leash recreation in an urban national recreation area: conflict between domesticated dogs, wildlife and semi-domesticated humans JACKSON WILSON, AIKO YOSHINO AND PAVLINA LATKOVA 6 Walking the dog – chore or leisure? LISEL O’DWYER 7 Recentring companion species wellbeing in the leisure experience: towards multispecies flourishing through dog walking KATRINA MYRVANG BROWN AND PETRA LACKOVA 8 Domesticated dogs and ‘doings’ during the holidays BODIL STILLING BLICHFELDT AND KATARÍNA LECI SAKÁČOVÁ 9 From labour to leisure: the relocation of animals in modern Western society JANETTE YOUNG AND AMY BAKER 10 Post-humanistic insight into human-equine interactions and wellbeing within leisure and tourism PAULA DANBY 11 Pampered prisoners: meeting the ethological needs of the modern sport horse to enhanced equine welfare 165 ANTONIA J. Z. HENDERSON 12 Human-initiated animal fights ERIK COHEN 13 Domestic animals’ leisure, rights, wellbeing: nuancing ‘domestic’, asymmetries and into the future JANETTE YOUNG AND NEIL CARR
The Routledge Research in the Ethics of Tourism Series provides a forum for original and innovative international research. The series seeks to engage with key debates surrounding ethical issues in tourism from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives across the social sciences and humanities. The series will include contributions that explore ethical debates across socio-cultural, ecological, and economic lines on topics such as: climate, resource consumption, ecotourism and nature-based tourism, sustainability, responsible tourism, the use of animals, politics, international relations, violence, tourism labour, sex tourism, exploitation, displacement, marginalisation, authenticity, slum tourism, indigenous people, communities, rights, justice, and equity. This series has a global geographic coverage and offers new theoretical insights in the form of authored and edited collections to reflect the wealth of research being undertaken in this sub-field. The series is aimed at upper-level undergraduates, research students and academics.