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

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

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

Because I Love My Dogs

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I’m often asked two things about my work.  The first is why I study human relations with other species, and the second is how I cope with all the research into human-animal abuse I do. In terms of the first … Continue reading