Why don't politicians talk about meat? The political psychology of human-animal relations in elections
| Contributor(s):: Saha, S.
Building on literature from political science and psychology, I argue that political attention on animals and animal-friendly political candidates cause voter backlash. I test this using two different kinds of experiments with large, representative samples. I ask respondents to consider...
The Effects of Exposure to Information About Animal Welfare Reforms on Animal Farming Opposition: A Randomized Experiment
| Contributor(s):: Harris, Jamie, Ladak, Ali, Mathur, Maya B.
The relationship between attitudes to human rights and to animal rights is partially mediated by empathy
| Contributor(s):: Stone, A.
The Strange Case of Henry Bergh’s “Declaration of the Rights of Animals”
| Contributor(s):: Ingram, Darcy
Individuals Matter: Dilemmas and Solutions in Conservation and Animal Welfare Practices in Zoos
| Contributor(s):: Clay, Anne Safiya, Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid J.
Compassionate conservation advocates for minimizing individual suffering in conservation practice and adheres to the principle “individuals matter”—intrinsically, in and of themselves. Our objective is to determine the extent to which, and how, zoos recognize the intrinsic value...
Into the Breach: Toward an Interspecies Politics
| Contributor(s):: Dubeau, Mathieu
Ballot Measures and Subversion of Direct Democracy: Initiatives to Outlaw Aerial Wolf Killing in Alaska
| Contributor(s):: Simon, Alexander, Clark, Steven C.
Activists often utilize ballot measures to protect wildlife. However, state executive branches may employ a variety of means to subvert direct democracy. We examine some of these tactics via a case study of two nearly identical ballot initiatives that were intended to outlaw the aerial killing of...
Party for Animals: Introducing Students to Democratic Representation of Nonhumans
| Contributor(s):: Kopnina, Helen
This article aims to gauge students’ perceptions of the Dutch Party for Animals (PvdD) in order to reflect on the political representation of nonhumans (animals). The support for political representation of nonhumans is based on the ethical underpinning of deep ecology; growing recognition...
Homeward Bound: The Struggle Senior Dogs Face to Find Their Fur-Ever Homes, An Exhibition Proposal
| Contributor(s):: Natalia Maria Senida Chavez
For this capstone project, I created a proposal for an exhibition centering around animal rights that focuses on the rights of senior dogs in United States animal shelters. Homeward Bound: The Struggle Senior Dogs Face to Find Their Fur-Ever Homes intends to raise...
Kantian ethics and the animal turn. on the contemporary defence of Kant's indirect duty view
| Contributor(s):: Camenzind, S.
Criticism of Kant's position on our moral relationship with animals dates back to the work of Arthur Schopenhauer and Leonard Nelson, but historically Kantian scholars have shown limited interest in the human-animal relationship as such. This situation changed in the mid-1990s with the...
Free-Riders in the Nonprofit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism
| Contributor(s):: Wrenn, C. L.
Social movements have traditionally viewed free-riders as a problem for effective mobilization, but under the influence of the nonprofit industrial complex, it is possible that movements actively facilitate their presence. Free-riders become an economic resource to professionalized movements...
Canine Rescue as a Social Movement: The Politics of Love
| Contributor(s):: Peterson, A. L.
At Both Ends of the Leash: Preventing Service-Dog Oppression Through the Practice of Dyadic-Belonging
| Contributor(s):: Devon MacPherson-Mayor, Cheryl van Daalen-Smith
There is a growing interest in the “use” of service-dogs to enable people with disabilities to navigate the world more independently in North American culture. On the surface, while this may appear to be progress, the question remains, for whom? While there is evidence that the...
Using Focus Groups to Explore Public Perceptions of Legal Rights for Animals
| Contributor(s):: Broad, Garrett M.
A robust debate regarding the ideal legal status of nonhuman animals has been taking place for some time among legal scholars, philosophers, animal scientists, social scientists, and humanists. Significantly less attention has been paid, however, to exploring how members of the public...
Marieanne Cott Pollock
“Animals Like Us”: Identifying with Nonhuman Animals and Support for Nonhuman Animal Rights
| Contributor(s):: Plante, Courtney N., Reysen, Stephen, Roberts, Sharon E., Gerbasi, Kathleen
While anthropomorphizing nonhuman animals has been shown to increase identification with them and, by extension, concern for their wellbeing, little research has directly tested whether identifying with nonhuman animals is similarly associated with concern for their wellbeing. We tested...
Anthropomorphizing Dogs: Projecting One's Own Personality and Consequences for Supporting Animal Rights
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Christina M., McLean, Julia L.
The purpose of this paper was twofold: First, to test if people project their own personality traits onto dogs, and second, to examine if considering the psychological state of dogs increases support for animal rights more broadly. In studies 1 and 2, participants read descriptions of dog...
Djurturism - moraliskt rätt?
| Contributor(s):: Camilla Sandström
Det här examensarbetet är en litteraturstudie med syftet att undersöka ifall djurturism är moraliskt rätt samt att informera läsaren om den bristfälliga kunskapen angående djurturism. Teoridelen består av förhållandet mellan...