New work by Irina Mikhalevich on invertebrate animals

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”

Virtual Events with Scholars from the Margins!

This week, November 16-21, there are a number of talks with animal ethicist from the margins. Check them out! November 16th: SSEA Talk: The Concept of Death and the Ethics of Killing Animals (with Susana Monsó) November 16th: Bitesize Animal Law series: Ecocide and Protection of Animal Habitats (with Debbie Legge) November 16th: Animal RightsContinue reading “Virtual Events with Scholars from the Margins!”

Virtual event tomorrow (Nov. 6th) on meat eating & COVID-19 with Dr. Cheryl Abbate

Friday, November 6th (3:00 Pacific Time), Dr. Cheryl Abbate, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will give a public virtual talk on moral responsibility for meat eating in the COVID-19 era. All are welcome to attend. Click here to register for the event. Here is the event description: COVID-19 isContinue reading “Virtual event tomorrow (Nov. 6th) on meat eating & COVID-19 with Dr. Cheryl Abbate”

Drs. Heather Fraser, Nik Taylor and Damien W. Riggs on ” Victims/Survivors of Family and Domestic Violence in Diverse, Multispecies Households”

Drs. Heather Fraser, Nik Taylor and Damien W. Riggs published a Centre for Justice Briefing paper titled “Victims/Survivors of Family and Domestic Violence in Diverse, Multispecies Households.” In this paper, the authors explore the unique issues that arise for LGBTQ people and their nonhuman companions when LGBTQ people find themselves in abusive relationships.

Shira Shmuely co-edits special “Human-Animal Boundaries” collection for Journal of the History of Biology

Shira Shmuely, postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University (Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas), is co-editing a special “Human-Animal Boundaries: Biological and Social Connections” collection for Journal of the History of Biology. Click here to view the Call for Papers & submission guidelines.

New article on human-animal chimera research by Monika Piotrowska published in Bioethics (August 2020)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Monika Piotrowska (State University of New York, Albany) published her paper “Rethinking the oversight conditions of human–animal chimera research” in Bioethics. Abstract: New discoveries are improving the odds of human cells surviving in host animals, prompting regulatory and funding agencies to issue calls for additional layers of ethical oversight for certainContinue reading “New article on human-animal chimera research by Monika Piotrowska published in Bioethics (August 2020)”