November 9, 2021
Categories: Research

Earlier this summer, the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement conducted research on the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in animal welfare. More than 2,600 respondents took the survey. The results are in (shown below), revealing the six key takeaways below.

  1. Lack of cohesive vision and commitment to DEI in animal welfare
  2. Lack of adequate diversity at all levels
  3. Animal welfare organizations face barriers to increasing and sustaining diversity in the
  4. Exclusionary and discriminatory behaviors are a problem
  5. Lack of inclusive services and engagement with diverse communities
  6. Need for education, resources, and leadership to support sustainable change for DEI

You can read more and access the full report to learn how we can better foster diversity, equity and inclusion in our field.