ABOUT THE DONKEY SOCIETY OF VICTORIA ZOOM SERIES

This Zoom Seminar series is available for financial members of the Donkey Society of Victoria to participate in and is free to attend. Only DSV members will be able to have direct access to the Zoom meeting and to ask questions during the live session. The meetings will be live streamed on the DSV Facebook page for those that can’t make the meeting and for non members. Please keep an eye out for future events on the DSV Facebook Group  

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Our first online Zoom seminar for DSV members featured Cynthia Fisher of Fisher’s Mustangs (https://www.facebook.com/fromwildtowilling09/)

Cynthia is very experienced with working with wild caught BLM burros in the USA, and in our first Zoom session, Cynthia shares her insights into the mind of the unhandled wild-caught donkey.

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“Holistic Hooves” takes a wellness approach that you won’t find with many hoof care providers. Megan Hensley, AKA: The Donkey Farrier is about serving donkeys in a positive and educated light. She is equal parts farrier, educator and welfare advocate. There’s a beautiful intention to Megan that strives to improve lives, both human and donkey, through education, inspiration, empowerment and resources.

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Donkeys and mules can challenge the most experienced of horses trainers because you have to know donkeys to train donkeys. With 20 years of experience training and helping other people train their donkeys and solve their donkey’s behaviour issues, Ben knows donkeys and mules. He knows how they think, what they want and how if we apply the science of behaviour to our work with them, we can overcome their problems.

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Dr Shannon Lee BVSc MANZCVSc DICEVO of Advanced Equine Dentistry is one of Australia’s most experienced Equine Dental Vets. He obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Queensland. He specialised in equine dentistry and has been responsible over the last decade for a large number of innovations in both the practice of and the teaching of equine dentistry. He travels all over Australia and the world both treating equines and educating other veterinarians.

He possesses an enormous amount of technical knowledge combined with clinical, practical experience and expertise in equine dentistry and equine dental disease including common conditions such as sinus disease, EOTRH and periodontal disease. In 2010 Dr Lee became the first veterinarian to successfully obtain Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Dentistry in Victoria; he was also the youngest veterinarian at the time to have achieved the qualification. Shannon has served as a Subject Examiner in Equine Dentistry for the College (Australia and New Zealand’s peak post graduate Veterinary body)

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Australia’s wild donkey herds face many pressures, from being considered as a pest by landholders and the government to being viewed as a raw ingredient for China’s ejiao industry. Danielle will talk about the risks faced by these donkeys. 

Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Professor Celermajer is a social and political theorist who has published extensively on human rights, torture, institutional transformation, and issues of conservation, animal rights, and multispecies justice. She was Formerly a Policy Director and Senior Policy Advisor with the Australian Human Rights Commission, Founding Director of the Masters of Human Rights at the University of Sydney and of the EU-funded Masters of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific), and Director of the EU-funded Torture Prevention Project. 

She is the co-author of the paper ‘The Fate of the Illegible Animal: The Case of the Australian Wild Donkey’ Animal Studies Journal, 8(2), 2019, 229-258.

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