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Speak Softly or Carry a Big Stick?: Comparing the Approaches of The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Ruben
My thesis explores the varying methods that animal protection groups use to achieve their goal of increased protection for animals. In particular, I compare, contrast, and critique the approaches of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...
Strong souls, gentle spirits
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Iris Maureen Caffin
The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...
Newspaper coverage of animal abuse
| Contributor(s):: Imbrock, Lara Jasmine
Representations of laboratory animals in popular media forms
| Contributor(s):: Alison Moore
Attitudes to animals are in part formed through engagement with popular culture and therefore we should pay attention to the potential of this domain for shaping animal lives. But can popular culture really do anything for the ‘laboratory’ animal? This paper explores the persistent...
Portrayals of canine obesity in English-language newspapers and in leading veterinary journals, 2000-2009: implications for animal welfare organizations and veterinarians as public educators
| Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Teows, L.
In industrialized societies, more than 1 in 3 dogs and people currently qualify as overweight or obese. Experts in public health expect both these figures to rise. Although clinical treatment remains important, so are public perceptions and social norms. This article presents a thematic analysis...
| Contributor(s):: Thomas, Geoffrey
The Animated Animal: Aesthetics, Performance and Environmentalism In American Feature Animation
| Contributor(s):: Miller, Rebecca Erin
Chubby puppies and fat cats: Gendered deviance through overweight pets
| Contributor(s):: Craven, Nena Sechler
Owning the problem: media portrayals of overweight dogs and the shared determinants of the health of human and companion animal populations
| Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.