Animal Law & Animal Studies – Academic Programs & Resources


United States:
AUSTRALIA & New Zealand:


  • – Outreach and research in defense of animals. Includes videos in 120 languages, and YouTube courses in Animal Suffering and Animal Ethics.
  • Animal Think Tank (UK, launching 2022)
  • Animals & Media (US) – Style guidelines for media practitioners in the professions of journalism, entertainment media, advertising, and public relations.
  • Animal Ethics from the Margins – highlights the work of underrepresented voices in the animal ethics literature, with a special focus on early career researchers who are members of historically marginalized groups.
  • Animal Law Digest – The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy
  • The European Association for Critical Animal Studies (EACAS), a biennial conference (meets in odd-numbered years).
  • Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries – “accredit and recognize sanctuaries and rescue centres, support them to achieve the highest Standards of Excellence, promote collaboration, and raise awareness of their work”
  • Kerulos Learning Institute – (Gay Bradshaw, PhD, Executive Director) “Focuses on trans-species psychology, the theory and methods for the study and care of animal psychological well-being and multi-species cultures.”
  • Nonhuman Rights Project – Steven Wise. “Humans are not the only animals entitled to recognition and protection of their fundamental rights.”
  • North American Association for Critical Animal Studies (NAACAS): a biennial conference for critical, anti-speciesist research in human-animal relations (meets in even-numbered years).
  • The Sentience Institute – Expanding Humanity’s Moral Circle
  • Table (Europe) is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and is the successor to the Food Climate Research Network of the University of Oxford. Table seeks to facilitate informed discussions about how the food system can become sustainable, resilient, just, and ultimately “good.”
  • We Animals Media – Photojournalists including Jo-Anne McArthur. “As the world’s leading animal photojournalism agency, We Animals Media documents how animals are used for human purposes. We work with NGOs, media and advocates to tell animal stories and make change.”

Join Animal-related Listserves:

  • H-Animal, H-Net’s network on the study of animals in human culture
  • Ruminations, Overview of Animal Studies by discipline (H-Animal)


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