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  • Animals
    • Animals is an international and interdisciplinary scholarly open access journal. It publishes original research articles, reviews, communications, and short notes that are relevant to any field of study that involves animals, including zoology, ethnozoology, animal science, animal ethics and animal welfare. However, preference will be given to those articles that provide an understanding of animals within a larger context (i.e., the animals' interactions with the outside world, including humans). There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental details and/or method of study, must be provided for research articles. Articles submitted that involve subjecting animals to unnecessary pain or suffering will not be accepted, and all articles must be submitted with the necessary ethical approval.
  • Animal Sentience
    • Animal Sentience is a brand new, peer-reviewed, pluridisciplinary online journal on animal feelings. No subscription or publication fees. Accepted articles will be accorded Open Peer Commentary across disciplines. As an interdisciplinary journal, ASent will be of interest to all who are concerned with the current empirical findings on what, when and how nonhuman animals feel, along with the practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theological and philosophical implications of the findings.
  • Animal Studies Journal
    • Animal Studies Journal, the new online scholarly journal of the Australian Animal Studies Group, provides a forum for current research in human-animal Studies. ASJ publishes international cross-disciplinary content with a particular, but not exclusive, interest in Australian, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific scholarship. The journal, which is published twice yearly, is fully refereed (double-blind peer reviewed) and open access. ASJ publishes inquiring and critical academic work by both new and established scholars whose work focuses on animals and human relationships with other animals. The journal aims to be a leading international forum for the dissemination and discussion of animal studies research and creative work.
  • Animalia: An Anthrozoology Journal is an online, digital journal for Anthrozoology/Animal Studies scholars and talented undergraduate students. Animalia has two aims: to explore and advance the vast range of disciplines in human-animal studies and animal studies, and to encourage exchange among scholars and students by providing a forum for critical thought, shared ideas, and enlightening discussions. Submissions are invited on the following types of work: Scholarly papers, Short editorials, Media (book, movie) reviews, and Creative pieces (photography, drawings, short stories, poetry).
  • Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture
    • Over its first two years of activity, Antennae has become an influential resource of academic relevance within the fast growing field of animal and environmental studies, acting as receiver and amplifier of relevant topics, as expressed by the connections between the subject of nature and the multidisciplinary field of visual culture.
  • Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Interactions of People and Animals
    • Anthrozoös is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication whose focus is to report the results of studies, from a wide array of disciplines, on the interactions of people and animals. Academic disciplines represented include anthropology, archaeozoology, art and literature, education, ethology, history, human medicine, psychology, sociology and veterinary medicine.
  • Environmental Humanities
    • Environmental Humanities is an international, open-access journal that aims to invigorate current interdisciplinary research on the environment. In response to a growing interest around the world in the many questions that arise in this era of rapid environmental and social change, the journal publishes outstanding scholarship that draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, and with the natural and social sciences.
  • eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics publishes new research from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and allied fields on the variety and interrelatedness of nature, culture, and society in the Tropics. ISSN:1448-2940, free open access; indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, Ulrich's, DOAJ; archived in Pandora, Sherpa/Romeo; uses DOIs and Crossref; ranked Scimago Q1. INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORSeTropic journal Enquiries email: eTropic Editor
  • Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
    • Announcing the new open access, online, peer-reviewed Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, devoted to the dissemination of research in the field of the interaction between non-human animals and their human counterparts. The mission of HAIB is to bring together researchers, academicians, clinicians/practitioners, and scholarly students working in different areas for the advancement of the human-animal interaction field.
  • Human Ecology Review
    • Human Ecology Review is a refereed journal published twice a year by the Society for Human Ecology. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research and theory on the interaction between humans and the environment and other links between culture and nature (Research in Human Ecology), essays and applications relevant to human ecology (Human Ecology Forum), book reviews (Contemporary Human Ecology), and relevant commentary, announcements, and awards (Human Ecology Bulletin).
  • Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies
    • The study of human/animal relationships is connected to questions ranging from postcolonial politics (land struggles among Western “animal tourists,” indigenous people in underdeveloped areas, and the endangered species), through philosophy (acknowledging how “the animal” has functioned as the other to “the human,” both historically malleable and politically charged categories), to the study of art and literature (examining how the animal image expresses cultural assumptions). As editors of Humanimalia, we believe there is a need for a journal that brings together scholarship on these questions from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, and creates opportunities for further exchanges of ideas. We believe also that our knowledge about the intricate relationships among human and non-human animals should not be rigidly restricted to established conventions of scholarly study and polemical argument, conventions that in their exclusive claims to validity have contributed to the objectification of relationships in which human observers are profoundly implicated.
  • International Journal of Humane Education (IJHE). The first peer-reviewed journal of its kind, IJHE strives to build a scholarly community, expand a collective knowledge base, and validate the quality of research within all sectors of humane education. This issue of IJHE includes scholar-practitioner articles and an invitational essay on various aspects of humane education in practice and theory.
  • Journal of Animal Ethics
    • Journal of Animal Ethics is the first named journal of animal ethics in the world. It is devoted to the exploration of progressive thought about animals. It is multidisciplinary in nature and international in scope. It covers theoretical and applied aspects of animal ethics -- of interest to academics from the humanities and the sciences, as well as professionals working in the field of animal protection. JAE is published by the University of Illinois Press in partnership with the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. The aim of the Centre is to pioneer ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication.
  • Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law
    • Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law seeks to explore the legal and public policy issues surrounding animals and natural resources at all levels of government: local, state, national, comparative national and international. All perspectives are welcome. JANRL will be web-published in its entirety, but hard print copy shall also be available.
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
    • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science publishes articles, commentaries, and brief research reports on methods of experimentation, husbandry, and care that demonstrably enhance the welfare of all nonhuman animals. For administrative purposes, manuscripts are categorized into the following four content areas: welfare issues arising in laboratory, farm, companion animal, and wildlife/zoo settings. Manuscripts of up to 8,000 words are accepted that present new empirical data or a re-evaluation of available data, conceptual or theoretical analysis, or demonstrations relating to some issue of animal welfare science. The editors also encourage submission of brief research reports and commentaries. In addition, JAAWS publishes letters, announcements of meetings, news, and book reviews. Unsolicited submissions of such articles are welcome.
  • Journal of Ecohumanism is an international peer-reviewed journal of scholars, researchers, and students who investigate ecohumanist and civil narratives in the fields of Environmental Humanities, Citizen Humanities, Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism, enabling short accounts of research, debates, study cases, book reviews in this interdisciplinary field of Humanities. The Journal of Ecohumanism seeks to explore issues beyond the “ecocentric-anthropocentric” binary and to examine the changing status of subjectivity, agency, and citizenship today through the complex relations between nature and techno-culture while encouraging a philosophical rethinking of citizenship in a more-than-human world.
  • Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
    • Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers a venue where relevant interdisciplinary research, practice and public policies can be recognized and evaluated. Increasingly, environmental studies integrate many different scientific and professional disciplines. Thus the journal seeks to set a rigorous, credible standard for specifically interdisciplinary environmental research. JESS is the official publication of the newly formed Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies.
  • Otherness: Essays and Studies
    • Via ‘Otherness: Essays & Studies’, we seek to publish research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. As such, we now offer an outlet for the dissemination of such research into otherness and aim to provide an open and active forum for academic discussion. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. We envisage that forthcoming issues of the journal will relate to topics within the context of Otherness studies and members and colleagues of the Centre are welcome to propose research ideas and themes for more focused studies.
  • People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice. Articles can be submitted at any time for review via the online submission system. Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers, appointed by the Editorial Board. Independent reviews will be “blind”, meaning that the reviewers will not know the names of the submitting authors, nor the authors the name of the reviewers. Based on the recommendations and comments of the two independent reviewers a decision about rejection, acceptance or likely acceptance after revision will be made. The final decision lies with the editorial team. We aim to provide feedback to authors within 8 weeks of initial submission. Articles will be published online as soon as they have been accepted by the editorial team and revised/edited. Issues of each Journal will be officially announced when completed.
  • Politics and Animals
    • Politics and Animals is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that explores the human-animal relationship from the vantage point of political science and political theory. It hosts international, multidisciplinary research and debate—conceptual and empirical—on the consequences and possibilities that human-animal relations have for politics and vice versa.
  • Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism
    • Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism is a peer-refereed open access journal of trans-anthropocentric ethics and related inquires. The main aim of the journal is to create a professional interdisciplinary forum in Europe to discuss moral and scientific issues that concern the increasing need of going beyond narrow anthropocentric paradigms in all fields of knowledge. The journal accepts submissions on all topics which promote European research adopting a non-anthropocentric ethical perspective on both interspecific and intraspecific relationships between all life species—humans included—and between these and the abiotic environment.
  • Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human-Animal Studies [this journal is currently in moratorium]
    • Sloth is an online bi-annual journal that publishes international, multi-disciplinary writing by undergraduate students and recent (within three years) graduates that deals with human/non-human animal relationships from the perspectives of the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. Sloth showcases the important and innovative contributions of undergraduates, giving those who are interested in human/non-human animal relationships a way to contribute to and engage with the field, as well as an opportunity to build their skills, knowledge, and resumes in anticipation of their graduate school careers.
  • Society & Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies
    • Since 1993 and in conjunction with the internationally recognized Brill, ASI produces Society & Animals, published six times per year and containing peer reviewed studies concerning nonhuman animals from psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and other social sciences and history, literary criticism, and other disciplines of the humanities. Recent articles suggest the scope of the journal: Dolphins in Popular Literature and Media; More than a Furry Companion: The Ripple Effect of Companion Animals on Neighborhood Interactions and Sense of Community; and An Investigation into the Association between the Witnessing of Animal Abuse and Adolescents' Behavior toward Animals.
  • Student Journal of Vegan Sociology is a new student-centered journal.  Housed in the International Association for Vegan Sociologists, we are calling for new ways of human and nonhuman animal interactions, encounters and ways of being. We would like to consider sociological papers that explore the question of nonhuman animal suffering and injustice through a variety of perspectives, which include: Coexistence, rewilding, ethics, entertainment, sport, food and more. We would particularly like to see a global presence of papers and voices that are underrepresented in the community. We especially welcome novel student research and compelling new perspectives in vegan sociology. We recognize that student work can often be compelling, innovative, and of interest to the field, but often goes unrecognized. The aim of this journal is to spotlight student contributions to the scholarly pursuit of veganism and animal liberation. Submissions should respect the ethos of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists. As such, papers should be in accordance with anti-speciesist or vegan principles, respect nonhuman personhood, and ally with nonhuman liberation. See
  • Trace — Journal for Human-Animal Studies is a peer-reviewed, fully open access online journal that provides a forum for research and discussion of human-animal relations from social and cultural perspectives.

    The journal offers a forum for the discussion of human-animal relations from social and cultural perspectives. The journal publishes original research articles, overviews, lectiones praecursoriae, and conference reports, as well as reviews on books, art exhibitions, films, and other media. We can also consider shorter commentaries or discussion papers for publication. The journal accepts submissions in Finnish, English, and Swedish. Trace invites contributions to human-animal studies that deal with a wide range of topics and represent diverse perspectives. We encourage writers to offer multi- and transdisciplinary contributions which broaden the conventional ontologies, epistemologies, and methodologies applied in human-animal studies. If you are uncertain of the scope of the journal, it is advised you contact the Editor-in-Chief before submitting your paper.

  • TRANSPOSITIONES is a new interdisciplinary biannual peer-reviewed journal correlated with the topics of the project “Non-Anthropocentric Cultural Subjectivity” realized as part of the Research Excellence Initiative at the University of Warsaw primarily oriented towards interdisciplinary publications addressing issues of posthumanist theories of the late anthropocene. It is published by the German publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (imprint of BRILL Deutschland GmbH).
  • Zeitschrift für Kritische Tierstudien  [this journal is currently in moratorium] is an inter- and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. Authors include both junior researchers and established specialists in Human Animal Studies, as well as activists of the Animal Liberation and Total Liberation Movement, who are pursuing an emancipatory, abolitionist, critical, non-reformist approach. Zeitschrift für Kritische Tierstudien aims to proceed, together with other liberation movements, intersectionally against existing systems of power and any form of suppression. Zeitschrift für Kritische Tierstudien is a german medium that also accepts contributions in english. In order to maintain scientific standards, submitted articles are assessed in an anonymous peer review process. Accepted contributions submitted by May 31 will be published in December of the same year. Manuscripts with a volume of up to 50,000 characters can now be submitted as .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odt files under the email address

Books and Journal Special Editions

  • MDPI is calling for submissions for the Special Issue of their journal, Animals, titled, Advances in Marine Mammal Cognition and Cognitive Welfare. For this Special Issue MDPI welcomes manuscripts that speak to issues regarding the cognitive abilities and/or cognitive well-being of any marine mammal species. The deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023.
  • CFP: Plants and Animals in Latin American Cultures (Edited Volume)

    In recent years there has been a growing interest in bringing closer together the fields of critical plant studies and critical animal studies. Scholars have described their distinct but interrelated origins, noting the earlier attention non-human animals received from the humanities and the more recent growth in plant-centered work. This edited volume is an effort in such a direction, taking Patrícia Vieira and Susan McHugh’s following questions as a point of departure: “What can animal studies scholars learn from current plant research and vice versa? How do studies that encompass both plants and animals (and, potentially, other living and non-living forms of existence) enrich our understanding of our planet in all its diversity?” (“Why Plants and Animals?”). In particular, we want to explore how Latin American cultural productions could help us reevaluate, in both fields and their junctures, “[p]rinciples of ethics, aesthetics, poetics, agency, cognition, intentionality, communication, and language” of nonhuman life forms (Gagliano et al., The Language of Plants xvi). Among other things, we seek to examine how the representations of plant systems and animal life entice us to imagine a world without borders, highlight connections between plants and animals and visual practices, and consider the ethical and aesthetic implications of anthropomorphizing nonhuman experiences. It will also push us to pose questions on plant and animal geographies and temporalities, and how these shape and challenge human ways of knowing. Moreover, by focusing on plants and non-human animals in Latin America, we strive to show the profound interspecies entanglements in the region’s past, present, and future. 

    We invite scholars working in Latin American art histories, cultural studies, film and media studies, literary studies, theater and performance studies, visual studies, and other relevant humanistic fields to submit proposals related to topics including, but not limited to:

    • Human-nonhuman animal relationships, alliances, encounters, conflicts, and entanglements
    • Decolonial approaches to animals and plants
    • Studies on pets, stray animals, leisured animals, unwelcomed/invasive species, and plagues 
    • Languages of plants and animals
    • Plant and animal life, reproduction, illness, and death 
    • Plants and animals in science fiction, climate fiction, and other speculative genres
    • Race in critical animal and plant studies
    • Medicinal animals and plants
    • Plants and animals in science
    • Plant and animal superstition and magic 
    • Animal liberation and ethics 
    • Indigenous ontologies and epistemologies
    • Feminist and queer ecologies
    • Practices of more-than-human care
    • Disability studies and critical animal and plant studies
    • Posthumanist examinations of plants and animals
    • Ecocritical approximations to plant and animal survival in the Anthropocene 
    • Animals and plants in the colonial Americas  
    • Representations of plants and animals in early indigenous cultural production 
    • Plant and animal trade and displacement
    • Plant and animal counter visualities  
    • Native plants and animals in the diaspora 
    • Plants, animals, and migrations 

    We especially welcome proposals with a transhistorical and interdisciplinary approach to critical plant and animal studies. 

    Authors should submit abstracts of their proposed chapters (approx. 500 words), a preliminary bibliography, and a short biographical paragraph (approx. 150 words) of each contributing author no later than April 30, 2023, to and Accepted abstracts will be included in a book proposal to an academic press to be submitted by June, 2023.  

    Contact Information:

    Cristina E. Pardo Porto (Syracuse University,
    Oscar A. Pérez (Skidmore College,

Conferences, Online Events and Programs

  • The sixth Anthrozoology Symposium, Multispecies Communities and Narratives, will take place online on November 2-4, 2023. This year’s Symposium focuses on both exploring the facts, the multispecies collectives that exist, or are being built, and the histories, namely the narratives that support them and teach us how we can or should envisage a multispecies future. The deadline is May 31, 2023.
  • Zoopolitics of Life and Death

    Critical Animal Studies Graduate conference,
    October 17th and 18th, 2023

    Organized by THE NEW INSTITUTE Centre for Environmental Humanities (NICHE) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice & Institute of Philosophy, Kulturwissenschaften Faculty at Leuphana University, Lüneburg

    The concepts of zoopolitics and biopolitics (following Foucault’s theorization) have traditionally been addressed separately, based respectively on a – contested (Derrida) but philosophically pregnant (Agamben) –  distinction of zoé and bios. These, as two different Greek terms for “life” in the work of Aristotle (Politics), have been used, in the first case, to merely refer to the lives of nonhuman animals, and the second to a distinctively human form of life. However, we think that these terms need to be articulated together to address the multispecies composition of contemporary natureculture assemblages and their lively capital (Haraway; Helmreich).

    The always situated lines running through humanity and animality, the animate and the inanimate (Chen), the organic and the machinic (Haraway), what is deemed worth living, saving, preserving and what is expendable and killable, are, at once, dividing and implicating: it is around such ideological and material boundaries that the logic and apparatuses of exploitation, extractivism, marginalization, domination are structured and sustained. Today, biopolitics (Foucault), techno-biopolitics (Haraway), zoopolitics (Agamben, Derrida), molecular biopolitics (N. Rose) necropolitics (Mbembe) show how animal life and death are increasingly defined and managed in order to be capitalized, starting from the very appearance of life itself.

    Thus, in a Critical Animal Studies perspective, addressing the biopolitics of human-nonhuman relations and the divides between them we cannot ignore the nonhuman “counterpart”, which means addressing zoopolitics, and the contiguity of the two (Shukin; Wadiwel; Piazzesi). After all, life always acknowledges, creates and sustains relationality, as Feminist Animal Studies underline, from Ecofeminism (Adams, Gaard, Gruen, Donovan) to new materialist and compostist approaches (Alaimo, Barad, Haraway). Following the principles of Critical Animal Studies, we thus adopt a holistic approach to confront oppressions (Fitzgerald and Pellow), shared exploitation and vulnerability, but also to put liveability and flourishing according to a total liberation framework to the forefront (Best, White, Nocella II).

    In this spirit, the conference welcomes both theoretical and empirically-oriented papers on topics critically addressing the politics of life and death of nonhuman animals from the fields of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, including but not limited to the following themes and areas:

    • The zoopolitical turn
    • The Ag-Tech industry complex
    • Nonhuman animals within capitalist societies
    • Multispecies reproductive justice
    • Productive and reproductive labour
    • Social justice movements and Critical Animal Studies
    • Ableism, racism, and speciesism: selection, taxonomies, categorization, eugenics
    • Power/knowledge of and over bodies
    • Queering normativity, resisting identification
    • Disposable lives, killable bodies, hunting, pests, animal genocide
    • Forms of “rendering”
    • The display of animals: the zoopticon, trophies, performance, the arts, taxidermy, zoos, circuses
    • Prisons, cages and other forms of animal life erasure
    • Space, borders, walls: containment and mobility
    • Health, risk, vulnerability
    • Toxicity and endangered lives
    • Ecocide, extractivism, extinction
    • Veganism as life politics
    • Buddhism and veganism, Critical animal studies in Asia
    • Politics of mourning, memory and witnessing
    • Practices of care
    • Liberation, resistance, desire, empowerment
    • Biodiversity, restoration, maintenance, flourishing
    • Indigenous and Non-Western worldviews and multispecies practices
    • Histories, genealogies and futures of multispecies politics and communities

    The conference will be held in English, presentations will have a 15-20 minute length, depending on the schedule.

    To participate as presenters, please use this google form to provide:

    • An abstract text betw. 350 and 450 words + 3 references + 5 keywords
    • A brief biography of the author (150 words maximum) including name, affiliation and contact details

    Start of Abstract Submission: 15 March 2023

    Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2023

    Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2023

    Registration for presenters and attending students needing certification is mandatory (it will be possible to register after abstract selection ends).

    Presenting participants and attending students needing certification are kindly asked to attend in presence.

    Papers will be selected for publication after the conference closure.

    Please note that the conference has no registration fee, and will take place in presence and online in Venice and in Lüneburg at the same time.

    For any inquiry and additional information, please write to Chiara Stefanoni (Leuphana University) and Federica Timeto (Ca’ Foscari University) at:

  • CFP: Animals, Streets, and Health Hybrid Workshop, University of Liverpool, 15 June 2023
    by Chris Pearson

    Streets are lively more-than-human spaces. Dogs, cats, monkeys, rats, cows, and pigeons are amongst those animals who share streets with humans. In different places and at different times, animals are variously welcomed, tolerated, or prohibited from streets. Street animals raise a host of questions around urban life and public health, as well as who belongs and who deserves care in urban environments. They are sometimes framed as evidence of healthy urban environments and sometimes as obstacles to urban health. Their presence on the street also invites us to consider animal agency, autonomy, and mobility. 

    This interdisciplinary workshop will explore the relationship between animals, streets, and health. We welcome proposals from any discipline that tackle any period and place. Topics might include:

    • Animals and waste
    • Zoonoses
    • Affective responses to street animals
    • The politics and practices of welfare
    • Streets as sites of cruelty and care towards animals
    • Campaigns to remove animals from streets
    • More-than-human labour and streets as places of work for animals
    • Animal agency, autonomy, and mobility
    • Animals and urban planning
    • Transnational/comparative approaches towards animals, streets, and health
    • Representing street animals
    • Ownership of street animals
    • Researching street animals
    • One Health Approaches

    The workshop will be hybrid, with expenses covered for those attending in person from the UK. Papers will be considered for inclusion in a journal special issue.

    The workshop is part of the Wellcome-funded project “Remaking One Health: Decolonial approaches to street dogs and rabies prevention in India” (ROH-Indies):  

    Please send an extended abstract of between 500-750 words and a short bio by 31 March 2023 to the ROH-Indies team at the emails below.

    For further information, please contact Dr Chris Pearson ( or Dr Heeral Chhabra (

  • Call for Papers: Kinship in Crisis Research Symposium: What connects us?

    Hosted by Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) Post-Graduate Researchers

    Date: 7th June

    Location: The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Ln, L1 3BT, Liverpool (UK).

    In this age of the 6th mass extinction and the prevalence of division and destruction, we ask: what connects us? What remedial action are humans taking? How might we respond to the climate crisis and nonhuman animal suffering as researchers, academics, writers, and creators? Research exploring more positive connections between human and nonhuman animals has expanded significantly across disciplines in recent years, yet the majority of academia remains anthropocentric and sectional - we want to challenge this.

    This symposium  explores the intersections of animal studies across disciplines and their different ways of approaching and merging with this field. The CfHAS PGRs are encouraging post-graduates to come together to share their research and  explore the ways we are connected. MA, MSc, MRes, PhD students and researchers with work in progress projects are welcome.

    Although in-person participation best embodies the spirit of this free and vegan-friendly event, we remain open to facilitating online presentations. Vegan refreshments will be provided at the start of the event and for mid-morning and afternoon breaks. Participants will be informed on nearby plant-based restaurants and bars.

    We welcome research papers, creative writing, film and media content, performances and/or workshop proposals from scholars across arts, humanities, social sciences and related fields.

    Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    • Climate crisis, environment and ecology
    • Animal ethics, law and care
    • Animal agency
    • Animal representation in literature, film and media
    • Technology and communication
    • Environmental activism and animal advocacy
    • Environmental history
    • Feminism, gender and queer studies
    • Post-colonial studies
    • Veganism and political ecology
    • Post-humanism
    • Intersectionality

    Deadline for submissions: 21st  April

    To participate as a speaker, please submit your abstract (300 words max.) or presentation of around 15 minutes to the following email:

    Applications should be submitted In a single PDF file, and include the title, your abstract, a short bio (150 words max.) and affiliation if applicable.

    Acceptance notification by 5th-12th May.

    For more information on CfHAS and the organising team, see:

  • The Association of Social Anthropologists will host An Unwell World? Anthropology in a Speculative Mode Conference on April 11-14, 2023 at SOAS University of London.
  • The in-person Human-Animal Interaction Conference with the theme of “Animal Assisted Services: Focus on the Animal” will take place April 28-29, 2023.

Funding, Jobs and Fellowship Opportunities

    • Dear Colleagues ( and friends!)

      Please forgive me for not writing to each of you individually, but we've just received news of external funding which will allow me to start up our international Summer Institute in Animal Studies in-person again, and this time, with full funding (including travel and housing) for all 25 selected applicants to join us for a week of intensive seminars/workshops/guest lectures and events here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US.

      With an application date of April 10th, we are rushing to get the word out now that our funding is finalized!

      Dates: July 9-15, 2023 inclusive. Our past in-person cohorts before the pandemic have been roughly 50% from the US and 50% from outside the US and we hope to continue the very important multi-national focus. and as always, we value including a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds as the grounds for what are always incredibly stimulating conversations.

      Thank you so much for helping us get the word out.  And to each of you, my very best wishes as 2023 unfolds. And I hope to see some of you in person, at various places in the world, this year!

      Jane Desmond, Ph.D.
      Director, Human-Animal Studies@ Illinois Initiative,
    • Professor of Anthrozoology position open at Carroll College
      by Margo DeMello

      Position - Carroll College, a private, Catholic diocesan, Liberal Arts College (Helena, Montana) invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Professor of Anthrozoology.   

      Start Date - August 2023


      1. PhD in Anthrozoology, Animal Studies or related field (candidates from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences will be considered), or JD with Animal Law experience, or DVM with expertise in the areas required. 
      2. Documented record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.
      3. Primary academic focus should be canine science, canine behavior, and canine training, with an emphasis on learning theory
      4. Must have a proven record of research preferably with dogs, but published work demonstrating the ability to design and conduct research with other animals (especially felines) will be considered.
      5. Minimum of three years of professional or competitive canine training work such as service dog training, animal-assisted interventions, search and rescue other scent work, or competition in obedience, agility, and so forth. 
      6. An additional area of expertise is highly preferred, such as (but not limited to) animal law, geography, history, public policy, animal sheltering, zoos, wildlife, children, or disability.
      7. Finalists will be asked to submit a written (one to two page) response to the College mission statement.


      In the context of Carroll’s mission-based focused on blending the liberal arts with strong pre-professional programs, the applicant for this position will be required to develop an active and vibrant canine-research program, with a focus on topics such as canine cognition, behavior, genetics, welfare, and/or any other canine topic of value to students and society.

      The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching classes in Canine Science and Canine Training and mentoring undergraduate students in the broader field of Anthrozoology.  As part of this work, the faculty member will help to provide students with opportunities to learn how to train dogs for a range of work including, but not limited to, therapy, service, or scent detection. This facet of the teaching and research requires maintaining a close relationship with animal shelters around the state and identifying appropriate dogs and/or cats for students to foster for an academic year.

      In addition, this position will have the responsibilities of academic advising and mentoring of students, faculty committee work, supervision of undergraduate student research projects and community service. 

      This Visiting Professor position is for the academic year 2023-2024. We will then be seeking a permanent, tenure-track position to begin Fall 2024. The Visiting professor will be encouraged to apply for this tenure track position. 

      Rank and Salary:

      Assistant or Associate Professor, full-time 10 month position. Salary commensurate with experience.

      The Department:

      Carroll College offers one of the nations’ first Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthrozoology. Our program began as a minor in the psychology department in 2007 and was formally approved as a stand-alone major in 2011. Our goal is to support the health and well-being of both humans and non-human animals through scholarship, research and experience. Through this innovative major, Carroll College is developing a new frontier for students and practicing professionals who are interested in working with animals in a social science, humanities or natural science setting by focusing on the scientific evaluation of human-animal interaction and relationships.  The successful applicant will join the Anthrozoology Program at an opportune and exciting time in the history of this innovative program. In 2020, The department moved into our new building, the Perkins-Call Canine Center, which houses our faculty offices, a classroom, a large training room, a research space, and our own Anthrozoology library. The successful candidate will play an integral role in collaborating with colleagues and staff from within the department and across the campus/curriculum to empower students, push research and pedagogical boundaries, and contribute to the welfare of the Helena community and the wider region. 

      The College:

      Located in Helena, Montana, Carroll College is a leading Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts, and pre-professional four-year institution. The college provides its 1,400 students an academically rigorous, affordable education incorporating service outreach and undergraduate research. Carroll is nationally ranked and award-winning for its academic quality and outstanding programs, including pre-med, anthrozoology, nursing, engineering, natural sciences, and mathematics.

      U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Carroll College the #1 Regional College in the West, the #2 Regional Best Value College in the West, and the #1 Regional College in the West for Veterans.

       For additional information about Carroll, visit

      Helena, MT:

      Situated in west central Montana, and surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and Lewis and Clark National Forest, Helena offers an abundance of distinctive outdoor opportunities. You will find more than 75 miles of hiking and biking trails just minutes from campus, and Helena is in close proximity to the Continental Divide Trail, natural hot springs, Great Divide Ski Area, and the Missouri River. Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park are just a few hours away.  As the capital of Montana, Helena offers a rich diversity of opportunities that you simply will not find anywhere else. Our students have unparalleled access to internships at a wide range of offices, as well as state and federal agencies that are headquartered here.

      TO APPLY:

      Please submit vitae, transcripts, teaching philosophy, student evaluations (if available) and contact information for three professional references to   Position will be open until filled. Carroll College is an EEO employer.

    • We are happy to announce the new English-speaking Master’s program “Interdisciplinary Music Research” (M.A.) at Nuremberg University of Music. Students choose between two specializations: human-animal studies and artificial intelligence. Large parts of the program will be held online. Online application starts at February 15th and ends at April 15th 2023. Courses start October 16th 2023.
    • The Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, College of Veterinary invites applications for two faculty positions in Human-Animal Bond (HAB): (1) HAB faculty in human-animal bond; rank to be commensurate with experience, and departmental appointments to align with candidate's expertise and interests, and (2) HAB-AMR faculty with a research focus in infectious diseases with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the human-animal interface.Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled
    • 2023 Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship at NC State University Libraries (applications due 30 April 2023)

      The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the NC State University Libraries and the Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) are excited to offer the third annual Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship.

      Established through the generosity of CAF in memory of co-founder Tom Regan to promote scholarly research in animal rights, the fellowship supports the use of the SCRC’s Animal Rights Archive—the largest scholarly archive of animal rights collections in the country. In addition to the fellowship, CAF offers annual grants to scholars and artists working on these issues, an annual lecture, and the Nancy Regan arts prize.

      In 2023, the Libraries and the CAF will award one fellowship providing a $5,000 stipend awarded to a qualified applicant for research completed in residence at the SCRC for a term of no less than four weeks to begin on or after July 1 of this year. Application details may be found below.

      Since the Regan Fellowship was launched, the Libraries has acquired new materials, including an extensive collection of Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Records. Furthermore, thanks to a grant from CLIR, new digital assets from the ASPCA (no physical materials are accessible) are also available to researchers. 

      The SCRC builds collections of rare and unique materials to support the research and teaching needs of the university, emphasizing established and emerging areas at the university and corresponding to strengths within the Libraries’ overall collection. These rich collections serve as a foundation for generations of scholarship in animal protection, impacting and supporting scholars from across the nation.

      "The Culture & Animals Foundation is delighted to partner with the Animal Rights Archive at the NC State University Libraries to offer the Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowships,” says Martin Rowe, CAF’s Executive Director. “The archive offers an unparalleled opportunity for scholars to explore many facets of Tom's work and the animal advocacy movement through the decades; the Fellowships can help make that happen."

      Fellowship requirements

      Applicants must submit via email to a curriculum vitae; a cover page including name, address, phone, email, institutional affiliation, current position/title, a project outline and rationale for use of the collections; the names of three appropriate references; and a detailed budget. Eligible expenses include lodging, meals, reproduction expenses, travel (air, train, or bus ticket fees; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle); and parking fees. The fellowship does not provide housing or parking. 

      Graduate and undergraduate students should also submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or thesis director on the significance of the research topic and abilities of the candidate. Other applicants (current faculty) are urged to include a letter of recommendation but it is not required. 

      At the end of the research fellowship, awardees are expected to submit a final report on their research and will be asked to discuss their work by the Culture & Animals Foundation online during their stay or in the future. Awardees should also submit copies of publications that result from their research to both SCRC and to CAF.

      Visas cannot be issued for this type of fellowship.

      Applications are reviewed and awards made by the Libraries’ Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship Committee.

      Fellowship deadlines

      Applications are due by April 30. Awardees will be notified by June 1 for support to begin on July 1 and to be completed by October 15 of the same year.

      For more information and to submit applications, please contact:

      Gwynn Thayer, Chief Curator and Associate Head, Special Collections
      NC State University Libraries
      Campus Box 7111
      Raleigh, NC 27695-7111 
      (919) 513-3315

    • The University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection is hiring. Are you or someone you know looking to pursue a career in social science research or program evaluation in the human-animal-environment interactions field? IHAC's Research Fellowship may be the right fit. This is a two-year post-master's position with a summer start date, ideal for individuals with a demonstrated interest in research, project management, and human-animal-environment interactions. Applications are due by March 31, 2023. 
    • Our Special Friends, a UK-based charity dedicated to “promoting, preserving and providing the power of animal companionship” has a permanent position for the role of Animal Companionship CoordinatorNo deadline given.
    • The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Arizona is seeking a Research Scientist IV. The research scientist will develop, design, and oversee operations of a successful psychology and human-animal research group, the Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education (OHAIRE). Position will be open until filled.
    • The ASPCA has new ASPCA grant programs—animal cruelty and animal behavior.
      Here are the direct links:
      1. Cruelty:
      2. Behavior:
    • We Animals Media (WAM) looking for a Fundraising Manager to oversee the growth and stewardship of their donor base. This role will work closely with their Founder & President and Communications Director to develop campaigns that increase their monthly and one-time donations to support animal photojournalism. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • The Animal Legal Defense Fund will award three $25,000 scholarship packages to first or second year students at Howard University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Florida A&M College of Law. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For more information, click hereNo deadline given.
    • Call for Research Proposals - The animal protection organizations Farm Sanctuary ( and The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy ( announce a Call for Grant Proposals for cutting-edge noninvasive research on the complex nature of farm animal (chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, and cows) emotions, behavior, and cognitive abilities in an approved setting (such as a farm animal sanctuary). We are particularly interested in funding rigorous innovative research which will expand our understanding of who farm animals are and how they experience their lives. Examples include studies of self-awareness, emotional and social complexity, personality, and mood and anxiety disorders such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. All proposals should be designed for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and the plan for peer review submission should be included in the proposal.

       How to Apply

      Grants will be awarded for amounts from $1,000–$20,000. Research proposals should include:

      • A cover letter that includes the proposal title and name of principal investigator and any co-investigators.
      • An abstract of the proposed research.
      • Rationale (background) for the study.
      • Study aims and objectives.
      • Methodology, including:
        • A detailed description of how animals will be studied.
        • Outcomes measurement techniques.
        • Analysis.
      • Potential implications or impact for our understanding, perception, and treatment of farm animals.
      • Curriculum vitae and current affiliation of the applicant. For students, this information should be provided on the advisor(s) offering guidance on the project.
      • A proposed timeline, including start date and completion date.
      • A description of the final product (e.g., a research paper), and the plans for submitting for publication and (if applicable) poster presentation(s).

      Proposals will be considered on an ongoing basis. Research can be carried out at any time agreed upon in advance with Farm Sanctuary.

      Additional Information

      • Grant amounts depend on the scope of the project, budget justification, and significance of the study.
      • All research must take place in an approved setting, such as a farm animal sanctuary. (Farm Sanctuary has approved sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Orland, California; and Acton, California) Research settings should be ethologically and socially appropriate for the individual animal and his/her species and should not involve animals who are purchased or bred.
      • All research must be noninvasive, respectful and promote the welfare interests and choices/preferences of the animals; in other words, it must be non-coercive if it involves an intervention.
      • All research should avoid causing harm to the animals and their co-inhabitants.
      • Students are welcome, but all students must have an academic advisor and approval from their home institution.
      • Farm Sanctuary and Kimmela Center officers, directors, and employees, and the immediate family members of such officers, directors, and employees are ineligible to apply for a grant.
      • The selection committee is comprised of:
        • Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H., Georgetown University; George Washington University.
        • Joyce D’Silva, Ambassador, Compassion in World Farming.
        • Lori Marino, Ph.D., Neuroscientist and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy.
        • Key experts in the area under review, who will be approved by Farm Sanctuary.
      • Once the selections have been made, grantees will be required to execute a grant agreement prepared by Farm Sanctuary and The Kimmela Center and agree to abide by all terms and conditions thereof. Please send questions and proposals to
    • Animal Welfare Trust
      • Animal Welfare Trust’s grant program seeks to assist organizations whose work can help alleviate animal suffering and/or raise public consciousness toward giving animals the respect they so need and deserve. Although general organizational funding will be considered, preference will be given to well-defined projects with clear goals and objectives. Capital projects will not be considered. Areas of priority include farm animal welfare, vegetarianism and humane education.
      • The deadline for applications is ongoing.
    • Farm Sanctuary
      • The animal protection organization Farm Sanctuary announces a call for grant proposals for observational research of the complex nature of farm animal (chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, and cows) emotions, behavior, and cognitive abilities in an approved setting (such as a farm animal sanctuary). We are interested, for example, in the psychological profiles of these animals, including mood and anxiety disorders such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
      • The deadline for applications is ongoing.
  • VetVine®—an accredited veterinary continuing education provider and host of pet loss support services—is seeking pet-related grief counseling and support facilitators with expertise / experience in pet-related grief counseling and support to serve as facilitators of real-time virtual support sessions. VetVine® Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups are a place where individuals grieving the loss of a pet can convene and connect with others who have experienced the loss of a beloved animal. These are virtual sessions conducted via Zoom. Apply HERENo deadline given.
  • A new niche jobs board, Passion Placement, has launched. The site features mission-focused jobs in animal advocacy, veganism and environmental sustainability. The site is designed as a single resource platform where like-minded employers, organizations, alumni and students can connect to explore job opportunities and internships focused on reducing and ultimately eliminating the needless exploitation of animals, help build sustainable solutions for our food system and contribute in other environmentally sensitive ways. 
  • There are job opportunities at @animalbehavioropps, with listings from a variety of organizations, educational institutions, and listserves, primarily related to animal behavior science.
  • There are internship opportunities through the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy. The website for HSISP is
  • Detroit Zoological Society, Animal Welfare Internships
    • The Detroit Zoological Society's Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW) is accepting applications for animal welfare interns and residents. CZAW is a resource center for captive animal welfare knowledge, research and best practices; a convener and forum for exotic animal welfare science, practice and policy discussions; and a center conducting research and training, and recognizing advances in exotic animal welfare. The research conducted through the Center represents two key areas of interest: developing additional measures of animal welfare and the effects of captive environments and management practices on welfare. Although broadly applied across species, focus is on several taxa/animal groups. The CZAW animal welfare internships and residencies are unpaid opportunities. Interns and residents will learn the processes used by researchers in the field of animal welfare while assisting in data collection and database management. If you are currently enrolled in a college or university and can receive credit, you will be considered for an internship. If you are a recent college graduate (no more than three years between graduation and start date), you will be considered for a residency.
    • The deadline for applications is ongoing.
    • Queen's University, Animal Governance Graduate Research Opportunities
      • The Lives of Animals Research Group at Queen’s University in Canada is seeking highly motivated, interdisciplinary, and adventurous graduate students interested in working on issues related to Animal Governance beginning September 2017 or 2018. Masters and/or doctoral level projects will explore the actors, knowledges, structures, practices, and outcomes that shape human engagements with and management of animals in Canada or Botswana. Projects will engage scholarship at the intersection of environmental governance, political ecology and animal geography to consider how and why particular animal governance strategies are operationalized in a particular context, and the ways in which humans and animals negotiate them as differentially empowered socio-political actors. Projects may focus on companion, domesticated or wild animals and may highlight strategies such as translocation, rehabilitation, training, monitoring, breeding, culling etc. A competitive funding package will be offered to successful candidates, including field research costs within Canada or Botswana. The successful candidate is expected to apply for external funding with support from the research group, and will have the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at academic conferences and to key stakeholders. The deadline for applications is ongoing.


  • In Tune to Nature is an eco- and animal-protection weekly radio show broadcast from Atlanta on Radio Free Georgia Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm EST on and 89.3FM. About 23 minute podcasts featuring interviews with activists, scientists, and authors who help us protecting living beings and our shared habitats. Hosted by Carrie Freeman or Sonia Swartz.
  • Sentient Media, a nonprofit journalism organization that seeks to create transparency around the roles of animals in our daily lives—from food to companionship to laboratory test subjects—is inviting writers who would like to build their voice as a writer and advocate, to apply to join the Writers’ Collective. Apply here.
  • The Ecological Reparation Youtube Channel
    An exciting Youtube Channel premieres videographic discussions with a range of researchers on the theme of EcologicalReparation:  The videos explore different ways in which ecological thinking and practice may enable reparation, as well as how reparation for damages done could be ecological.   Participants start from diverse standpoints connecting the social sciences, environmental sciences and humanities, as well as critical theory, feminist and decolonial perspectives. (See below signature for more information). Our interviewees so far include: Naomi Millner, Nerea Calvillo, Atsuro Morita, Marisol de la Cadena, Cristobal Bonelli, Claire Waterton, Andrea Ghelfi, Sara Heitlinger, Alex Taylor, Lara Houston, Lesley Green, Vanessa Farr, Jérôme Denis, David Pontille, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, Juan Camilo Cajigas, Timothy Choy, Leila Dawney, Linda Brothwell, Marco Checchi, Patrick Bresnihan, Patrick Brodie, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, and more to come! To receive notifications of new content please subscribe to the channel and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, circulate this announcement with colleagues and friends, and share the journey with us. 
  • Join Sea Shepherd in protecting the ocean.
    Sea Shepherd has been protecting the ocean and marine wildlife for over 40 years. Our ships travel the world to tackle marine conservation issues, crewed mainly by volunteers. Our volunteers come from over 40 countries, they are everyday people who want to help save the ocean and marine wildlife. You too can help Sea Shepherd in the fight – For the Ocean. Read more here.
  • See Ren S.K. Studio for a wonderful collection of animal art by a graphic artist with a passion for environmental and animal advocacy (supervised by small dinosaurs!). See and #nonhumanneighborszine.
  • The Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy series provides recordings of prior talks, the most recent of which is “Animal Legal Subjectivity: Emerging Models, Enduring Problems” by Jessica Eisen. Check out the series’ recordings and upcoming talks here.
  • David Favre of Michigan State University: Today (October 13, 2021) a group of us are making the public release of a new draft treaty on animal welfare which also has COVID concern that may have originated from wildlife. Please visit and share with others, we need all the support that can be found.
  • Call for submissions!
    Plants and Animals: Interdisciplinary Approaches, edited by Susan McHugh and Patrícia Vieira, is a new book series that aims to publish scholarly work that addresses common challenges across the fields of plant and animal studies from interdisciplinary perspectives. The series welcomes monographs and edited collections that focus and reflect upon interactions of plants, animals, and humans in innovative ways. At a time of large-scale anthropogenic species extinction, there is a pressing need to promote scholarship that can help us envision more equitable and harmonious forms of coexistence on the planet. The series therefore encourages submissions explicitly geared to build bridges not only between plant and animal studies, but also leading-edge research on other forms of life or ways of being, including fungi, lichens, algae and other microorganisms, as well as scholarship on fantasy creatures, cryptids, semi-living beings, and even non-living forms of existence. The goal is to abolish an artificially compartmentalized view of the world in order to add to the ways of knowing that are beginning to grow through the interconnections between these related fields of study. Grounded in the humanities, Plants and Animals welcomes trans-disciplinary perspectives that engage with scholarship in the social sciences and in the natural sciences. Proposals are welcome for monographs or edited collections. Submissions accepted on an ongoing basis.. For further information, please contact Dr. Laurel Plapp, Senior Acquisitions Editor, at
  • The Rowman and Littlefield Posthumanities and Citizenship Futures Series examines the changing status of subject, subjectivity, agency, humanity and citizenship, depending on the complex relationships between nature, technology, science, and culture. Proposals are invited by crosscultural and transnational approaches as this series seeks to foster an ongoing dialogue between academics and scholars across the globe by featuring monographs and edited collections exploring new narrations, raised by intersections among biosphere and technosphere in a more-than-human citizenship world. Contact Peggy Karpouzou at, Nikoleta Zampaki at, or Courtney Morales at Book proposals accepted on a rolling basis.
  • The Environmental Humanities Book Series at TP London publishes innovative scholarship at the interface of literary and cultural studies about the concepts of environment, nature, subjectivity, and species, by examining the intersections between the human and non-human life forms, their changing status, and their role within the natural world. Proposals are invited in the range of topics covered by Environmental Studies and Ecocriticism, including but not limited to works informed by cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches The Environmental Humanities Series seeks to foster an ongoing dialogue between academics and scholars across the globe by featuring monographs, handbooks, and edited collections exploring various narratives, raised by the intersections between the species and their role in shaping a more sustainable future.  Book proposals accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Animals and Society Institute Policy Papers Series Call for Papers The Animals and Society Institute, is a human-animal relationship think tank that emphasizes both the academic study of the human-animal relationship and advocacy for nonhuman animals, is launching a policy papers series to analyze and guide governmental decisions relating to animals. To that end, the Institute is soliciting abstracts for white papers on the following subjects. While the length of papers is flexible, authors should submit a 250-word abstract and a curriculum vitae to for consideration. These first five subjects represent an early round of analyses and will be supplemented in subsequent rounds by additional topical emphases. See below for current and future areas of interest. We look forward to reading your work! No Deadline given. FIRST ROUND SUBJECTS: Companion Animals and Social Media -- The role of social media has impacted societal views on all animals but more commonly companion animals. Research and resources in this area will look at the role social media plays in companion animal abuse including dog fighting and other forms of cruelty.  The evidence from this research will help stakeholders understand this impact and establish recommendations for more humane and compassionate policy. Urban Wildlife -- The shift in conservation strategies as seen in rewilding non-pristine environments includes recognition of the increasing numbers of wild animals who inhabit our suburbs and cities and the development of strategies that minimize human-wildlife conflict. Zoological Parks -- The zoo community is increasingly recognizing that the current practices and architecture of zoos is not adequate to the welfare of animals in zoos. Also, the issue of where reintroduction projects should be located (in situ v. ex situ) is currently being debated. Research related to the future shape and role of zoos is an important topic. Environment and Agriculture -- Maintaining intensive confinement practices for meat production has major negative consequences for animals and the environment. For example, the inefficiency of producing protein to feed these animals means that the amount of arable land devoted to grains is many times (9-10) greater than if it (corn, soy, wheat) were directly consumed by humans. More research on these relations and efforts to educate stakeholders about them is badly needed. Training Regimens for Domestic and Domesticated Animals -- Recent developments in alternatives to traditional methods of training based on dominance and control are being replaced, with pushback in some quarters by methods using positive reinforcement and reliance on the bond between human and animal.
  • The University of Chester (UK) in collaboration with the Professional Development Foundation is offering two new distance learning programs in Professional Development Human Animal Interaction: a PG Certificate (60 credits) and a Master of Arts degree (180 credits). The program looks at the strong connection and benefit of human-animal interactions and relationships and considers how these can be mutually beneficial to both humans and nonhuman animals. The program takes seriously respect and consent of nonhuman animals when participating in animal-assisted activities. Learners will consider the ethics of collaborating with nonhuman animals, look directly at these relationships across cultures, and be encouraged to self-reflect on their own responses and intuition throughout their time in the program. For information, contact Carole Morley at
  • The World Federation for Animals—a membership organization for animal protection groups whose purpose is uniting the movement by sharing information and developing focus on key policy issues impacting animals—has launched a newsletter series. Sign up here.
  • Here is a Covid 19 and Pets Guide to help you and your pet during these trying times, provided by the National Council for Safety, Protection and Wellness,
  • Knowing Animals, The Podcast - features the Protecting Animals Series. Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates.
  • The latest Knowing Animals Podcast, episode 177, features an interview with Michael Huemer, Professor of Philosophy at University of Colorado Boulder, discussing his 2019 book Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism, in which he asks whether the factory farming of animals might be the world's biggest moral problem. Listen here.
  • The Sydney Environment Institute is fostering the world’s leading project on Multiple Species Justice. Historically, justice has most commonly been thought of as the preserve of humans, and critical scholarship and advocacy have principally sought to ensure that all humans were recognised as subjects of justice. See their research, events, articles, publications and media here.
  • Pet victims of coercive control are often overlooked in both academic literature and in policy and practice when addressing violence against women and girls. Chaired by Dr Victoria Knight, this recorded event “Pet Victimology and Coercive Control” explores the work of Associate Professor Di Turgoose and Dr Ruth McKie which has an important focus given that 50% of households in the UK are multispecies including those where Coercive Control in domestically violence and abusive relationships takes place.
  • For advocates or those looking for teaching resources, check out Andrew Knight’s series of short video summaries of articles on animal welfare issues, and the University of Winchester’s Centre for Animal Welfare YouTube channel
  • Julie Palais has published articles aimed at raising awareness on animal cruelty data from the FBI among those in law enforcement, public management, and social services to learn about this data and make sure their local and state law enforcement agencies are collecting it. See, “Animal Cruelty Hurts People Too: How Animal Cruelty Crime Data Can Help Police Make Their Communities Safer for All”; “The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Public Safety: Defining the role of the animal control officer”; and,Crunching the Numbers on Animal Cruelty.” 
  • Thanks to Sarah Martell for this url for a Comprehensive Guide to Cruelty-Free Skin Care and Cosmetics:;!!HXCxUKc!nerty6tMQug9MfbSulnZ3tCc3e16gF_ljbiSOR_AUb75tiuHkyXdlVyQNfjsoA$
  • Farm Sanctuary now provides free age-appropriate virtual presentations—both live and pre-recorded—for students from K-12 to university by their humane educators, as well as free downloadable curricula for teachers and parents that meet Next Generation Science Standards and National Art Standards.
  • Resources for vet tech students are available at EduMed. They provide a long list of academic and career resources that vet tech students can use to maximize their success during college and help them prepare for the professional world. They also highlight valuable school support services that vet tech students can take advantage of, including a companion guide that provides some great information about online and hybrid vet tech programs for students interested in taking some of their classes remotely.
    Online and School Support Resources for Vet Tech  Students: Guide to Online Vet Tech Programs:
  • Here is a resource to help understand Animal Assisted Therapy: "Understanding Animal-Assisted Interventions and Veterinary Social Work" published by Online MSW Programs. This guide explains what animal-assisted therapy is and how it's used by veterinary social workers to help clients build communication strategies, self-esteem, and coping skills for grief and loss. Key differences between the roles of service animals and emotional support animals are discussed, along with some considerations about what clients should know before seeking out these animal-assisted interventions.
  • Thanks to Pierce of the after-school STEAM club for locating this splendid resource on Animal Law,
  • Animal Studies Repository of the Humane Society International is an excellent resource for animal studies scholars, see
  • Summer Retreat Program at Shin Pond, Maine for Animal/Humane/Environmental Studies

    The 300-acre Camp Muse at Shin Pond, Maine, is the site of a Summer Retreat Program for writers, scholars, artists, educators, and other cultural producers and knowledge workers focusing on animals and/or their humane treatment, and/or on environmental trends or threats relevant to animals and their well-being (habitat loss, climate change, land conservation, environmental degradation, inter alia).  The program, operated by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), invites all interested parties to apply for a residency at the property.

    Camp Muse, a wooded retreat at the edge of a pristine and peaceful pond just ten miles from the northern entrance to Baxter State Park, offers an idyllic atmosphere for research, contemplation, writing, and other creative work.  The purpose of the program, operated through the generosity of longtime HSUS board member K. William Wiseman (1921-2014) and his wife Madge, is to encourage scholarly, cultural, and practical projects relating to animals, and to provide a site for enhanced productivity on such projects. Applications for use of the Shin Pond property are evaluated by an ad hoc committee at The HSUS. Applications should be sent to Dr. Bernard Unti at The Humane Society of the United States, by mail to 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037; by fax to 301-258-3077; or by email to Applications will be received on an ongoing basis. 

  • First 100 Chimps and Last 1,000 Chimps
    • First 100 Chimps and Last 1,000 Chimps track individual chimpanzees from use in biomedical and behavioral research in the US to retirement.  The working group tasked with exploring how to implement the conclusions of the IoM committee report suggest ending most chimpanzee research. First 100 Chimps serves as a memorial to chimpanzees who have been used in research, and Last 1,000 Chimps is forward looking. The websites' creator will be tweeting updates on the status of individual chimpanzees at Lori Gruen (@last1000chimps).
  • Voices for Biodiversity
    • Voices for Biodiversity is a nonprofit ezine with a goal of providing a multimedia platform where citizen eco-reporters around the globe can share their stories about biodiversity and their relationships to other species and the ecosystems that support us all. The project hopes to awaken humanity to the reality that we must move away from an anthropocentric toward an eco-centric worldview to prevent the massive die-off of other species.
  • ZooScope: The Animals in Film Archive
    • Animals have played a crucial role in the development of film as an artistic medium, from the literal use of animal products in film stock to the capturing of animal movement as a driver of stop-motion, wide-screen and CGI film technology. The wish to picture animals’ lives, whether naturalistically or playfully, has led to the establishment of key genres such as wildlife film and animation. ZooScope looks at and beyond these major aspects of animals in film, covering animals’ role in film genres and styles; the range of literal and symbolic ways animals appear in film; animals in the film star-system; animal lives and the ethics of film-making; adaptation and the different challenges of filmic and literary representation of animals and human-animal relations. ZooScope is a research resource for the animal studies and film communities produced by students and academics. Work on ZooScope challenges students and inspires creativity, enthusiasm, scholarly rigour and professionalism.


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