The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) is an international group that hundred of small and large organizations belong to. IAHAIO aims to provide international leadership in advancing the field of Human Animal Interaction (HAI) and promotes research, education and practice development. IAHAIO communicates.
This July the met in Chicago. This was the first time IAHAIO has held it's triennial conference in the United States. The following resolution and guidelines for action were approved at the IAHAIO General Assembly held on July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It seems as if we are coming into a new era of interest in human animal interactions at all levels. Not since the advent of the field in the 1970s has been been so much buzz, research, non-profit activity and funding available in this area!