Wild animals form an integral component of the human leisure experience. They are a significant part of the leisure industry and are economically valuable entities. However, as sentient beings, animals also have rights and welfare needs, and, like humans, may also have their own leisure desires and requirements. This collection provides an in-depth analysis of the rights and welfare of humans and wild animals as the two relate to one another within the sphere of leisure studies. It examines a wide array of animals, such as wolves, elephants, dolphins and apes, in a diverse range of leisure settings in international locations, from captive wild animals in zoos, hunting, swimming with dolphins and animals used as educators and for tourist entertainment. This book provides a forum for future considerations of wild animals and leisure and a voice for animal welfarist agendas that seek to improve the conditions under which wild animals interact with and are engaged with by humans.
1.Wild animals and leisure: An introduction. Neil Carr and Janette Young. 2. Human-wild animal leisure experiences: the good, the bad, the ugly. Monika Ferguson and Carla Litchfield. 3.Interactive zoo visitor experiences: A review of human and animal perspectives. Monika Ferguson and Carla Litchfield. 4. Consumer perceptions of keeping wild animals in captivity. Susanna Curtin and Eleanor Green. 5. Zoos and animal encounters: To touch or not to touch, that is the question. Neil Carr. 6. Being Camilla: The ‘Leisure’ Life of a Captive Chameleon. Samantha Wilkinson. 7. Human Leisure/Elephant Breakdown: Impacts of Tourism on Asian Elephants. Jessica Bell Rizzolo and Gay A. Bradshaw. 8. Volunteering for Bear Charities…what’s in it for the bears? Sheila Scutter and Janette Young. 9. Wild dolphins, nature and leisure: Whose wellbeing? Rachel Yerbury and William Boyd. 10. Angler and Fish Relations in the UK: ethics, aesthetics and material semiotics. Tom Mordue and Sharon Wilson. 11. Do wild canids kill for fun? Robert G. Appleby and Bradley P. Smith. 12. Ferals or food? Does hunting have a role in ethical food consumption in Australia. Heather J. Bray, Sebastian Konyn, Yvette Wijnandts, and Rachel A. Ankeny. 13. Conclusions: Charting a way forward. Neil Carr and Janette Young.
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.