Nik Taylor: A Sociology for other animals

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A Sociology for other animals, Associate Prof Nik Taylor, Flinders University. Text of a talk presented at Development for Species: Animals in Society, Animals as Society, the inaugural conference of the Australian Sociological Association’s Animals and Sociology thematic group, Melbourne, … Continue reading

Zoei Sutton’s Bali Dog Meat Commentary

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‘As long as it’s not dog’ — What the Bali dog meat scandal can tell us about Australian meat eating culture.  Animals Australia has once again uncovered horrifying cruelty, this time through an investigation of the Balinese dog meat trade … Continue reading

Companion animals and domestic violence exhibition

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Today saw the launch of the Loving You, Loving Me: Companion Animals and Domestic Violence art/photo exhibition in South Australia.  The exhibition is part of a project that looks at the roles companion animals play in the lives of women … Continue reading

Invisible Animals and Jo-Anne McArthur

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Last night the Animals in Society Working Group hosted Jo-Anne McArthur. Jo-Anne, of the We Animals and the Unbound Project, gave a talk that focussed on her work photographing invisible animals. As she explained, invisible animals are those like animals farmed … Continue reading

Series ‘Why Animal Studies’ with Shari Wilcox

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Why Animal Studies? Welcome to our series, ‘Why Animal Studies?’ The aim of the series is to have scholars across the ideological spectrum (i.e., human-animal studies, critical animal studies, anthrozoology) reflect on why they locate their scholarship in the field. … Continue reading

Conference Report: Lucy’s Project – Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse: International Perspectives

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The Power of Solidarity, Sharing and Caring: Lucy’s Project (Sydney 2016). This past weekend I went to the second Lucy’s Project conference on ‘Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse: International Perspectives’.  Lucy’s Project (you can learn much more from their website … Continue reading

You wouldn’t want to be a fish in Tasmania

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A seemingly (relatively) innocuous story caught my attention this morning.  Innocuous that is, unless you happen to be a carp living in Tasmanian waterways.  The story led with the line, “Fisheries officers are confident they will declare Tasmania carp-free next … Continue reading