Australian Journal of Emergency Management | AJEM

This themed edition exemplifies the co-production of knowledge about the management of animals in emergencies. Practitioners, academics and policy makers from animal welfare agencies, animal rescue services, federal, state and local governments, international agencies, zoos, consulting services and universities contributed to this bumper issue. The science-policy-practice knowledge embedded within the articles advances options to improve animal-inclusive emergency management and assist communities to respond and recover.
It is clear from the collection of articles in this issue that views about human-animal relationships are rapidly changing within society. These articles highlight some of the ethical, legal and operational matters that will influence the transition to animal-centric thinking in emergency management policy, programs and practice.

Dr Melissa Parsons
University of New England
Editor in Chief
Australian Journal of Emergency Management

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