There's an important distinction to be made between consent and compliance. There are many ways to coerce people into doing things they're not entirely comfortable with, so you can't always look at what people are doing to know what they believe.
Dr. Leslie Stewart, an assistant professor of counseling at Idaho State University, shared her ideas about what truly consent means and how having a better understanding of consent can help us develop stronger relationships--with animals and with people.
Meet Leslie's animal partners
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