Jes Hooper is an Anthrozoology PhD candidate at the University of Exeter and a member of Exeter’s Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics (EASE) working group. Jes’ current research focuses on human-animal encounters within the trade in exotic wildlife for the pet, coffee, tourism and zoo industries. Jes’ PhD project, The Civet Project (www.thecivetproject.com), is a multi-species and multi-sited ethnography following the stories of Viverridae species entangled within live animal trade, with encounters viewed through a trans-species lens. Jes’s work actively engages with interdisciplinary scholarship including collaborations with visual artists, critical tourism academics, conservationists, and fellow anthrozoologists. Jes' research interests include animal ethics, wildlife trade, extinction narratives, storytelling, and decolonization. She is co-organiser of the Emerging Voices for Animals in Tourism conference and is co-editor on an upcoming book volume of the same name.