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

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

‘It’s not me, it’s you.’ The problem with Breed Specific Legislation.

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It’s an inevitable part of most social gatherings: a well-meaning family member or friend makes a beeline through the crowd on their search for the golden answer. ’You study animals right? We want to buy a dog, which breed is … Continue reading