Barbara King, emerita professor of anthropology at William & Mary and a freelance science writer and public speaker, recently published a new book titled Animals’ Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild (University of Chicago Press). Here’s the book description: As people come to understand more about animals’Continue reading “New Work by Barbara King on “Animals’ Best Friends””
Philosopher Dr. Angela Martin (based with a Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA-Grant at the University of Basel) and her co-author Salome Dürr recently published a paper titled “Preventing Zoonotic Emerging Disease Outbreaks: The Need to Complement One Health with Ethical Considerations” in Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research. Here’s the abstract: Human encroachment on theContinue reading “New work by Angela Martin on Preventing Zoonotic Emerging Disease Outbreaks”
Drs. Angie Pepper (Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Roehampton) and Kristin Voigt ( Assistant Professor of Philosophy at McGill) have a forthcoming paper on “COVID-19 and the Future of Zoos” in Les Ateliers de l’éthique/The Ethics Forum. You can read Dr. Pepper’s detailed summary of the paper here. Here’s the abstract: The COVID-19Continue reading “New work by Angie Pepper and Kristin Voigt on COVID-19 and the Future of Zoos”
Dr. Cheryl Abbate, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, recently published a paper titled “Re-defending Feline Liberty: a Response to Fischer” in Acta Analytica. Here’s the abstract: In response to my (2019) defense of house-based, free-roaming cats, Bob Fischer (Acta Analytica 35 (3): 463–468, 2020) argues that cat guardians haveContinue reading “New work by Dr. Cheryl Abbate on Feline Liberty”
Dr. Irina Mikhalevich, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, recently published a paper titled “Minds without spines: evolutionarily inclusive animal ethics” in Animal Sentience. Here’s the abstract: Invertebrate animals are frequently lumped into a single category and denied welfare protections despite their considerable cognitive, behavioral, and evolutionary diversity. Some ethical and policyContinue reading “New work by Irina Mikhalevich on invertebrate animals”
Judith Benz-Schwarzburg (Senior Researcher at the Messerli Institute) and Susana Monsó (Lise Meitner fellow at the Messerli Research Institute) recently published a paper titled “How dogs perceive humans and how humans should treat their pet dogs: Linking cognition with ethics” in Frontiers in Psychology. Here’s the abstract: Humans interact with animals in numerous ways andContinue reading “New work by Susana Monsó and Judith Benz-Schwarzburg on dog cognition and ethics”
Sue Donaldson, independent researcher and research associate at Queen’s University, recently published a paper titled “Animal Agora” in Social Theory and Practice. Click here to listen to a Knowing Animals interview-podcast with Donaldson about this paper. Here’s the abstract: Many theorists of the ‘political turn’ in animal rights theory emphasize the need for animals’ interestsContinue reading “New work by Sue Donaldson”
Teea Kortetmäki, postdoc researcher on environmental social sciences at University of Jyväskylä, and her co-author Markku Oksanen recently published a paper titled “Is There a Convincing Case for Climate Veganism?” in Agriculture and Human Values. Here’s the abstract: Climate change compels us to rethink the ethics of our dietary choices and has become an interestingContinue reading “New article by Teea Kortetmäki on Climate Veganism”
A new book by Dr. Marian Stamp Dawkins, biologist and professor of ethology at the University of Oxford, titled The Science of Animal Welfare: Understanding What Animals Want will be released in March 2021. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Here’s the book description: What is animal welfare? Why has it proved so difficult toContinue reading “New book by Marian Stamp Dawkins on “What Animals Want””
Dr. Angie Pepper Publishes Article on “Glass Panels and Peepholes: Nonhuman Animals and the Right to Privacy”
Dr. Angie Pepper, Lecturer in the School of Humanities at University of Roehampton, published an article titled “Glass Panels and Peepholes: Nonhuman Animals and the Right to Privacy” in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. Here is the abstract: “In this paper, I defend the claim that many sentient nonhuman animals have a right to privacy. I beginContinue reading “Dr. Angie Pepper Publishes Article on “Glass Panels and Peepholes: Nonhuman Animals and the Right to Privacy””
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