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Animais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao

By L. S. Antonio, N. F. L. da S. Valencio

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Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters remain socially invisible. With that in mind, this study - which includes literature review, documentary and field research - begins with preliminary considerations on the construction of the rationality of speciesism and the emergence of a political concern for animal protection in the international context of disaster. Then it focuses on the Brazilian socio-political dimension which, with rare exceptions, grounds the maintenance of practices of abandonment of animals in adverse circumstances. Finally, through the case of the city of Teresopolis/RJ, it highlights the role of civil society organizations, in the protection of pets affected in the disaster occurred in 2011, as well as the tensions with local authorities. It concludes highlighting the contradictions between the advances announced by civil defense authorities of the state of Rio de Janeiro on pets protection, in this context of disaster, and the effective practices of Teresopolis' municipal authorities.

Translated Title Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protection
Publication Title Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente
Volume 38
Pages 741-767
ISBN/ISSN 1518-952X
Author Address Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.stassun.layla@gmail.com
Additional Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animals
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Anthropology
  4. Attitudes
  5. Brazil
  6. Canidae
  7. Canine
  8. Carnivores
  9. Cats
  10. Conflict
  11. Developing countries
  12. Disaster
  13. Dogs
  14. Ecology
  15. Emergency
  16. Environmental research
  17. Government
  18. Languages
  19. Laws and regulations
  20. Literature
  21. Mammals
  22. natural disasters
  23. open access
  24. pet care
  25. Pets and companion animals
  26. Portugal
  27. Psychiatry and psychology
  28. regulations
  29. Relationships
  30. Reviews
  31. Social psychology and social anthropology
  32. socioeconomics
  33. South America
  34. Threshold Countries
  35. United States of America
  36. vertebrates
  37. Veterinary sciences
  38. welfare
  39. Zoology
  1. open access