My current research focuses on the moral and political legitimacy of animal activism. I’ve also written on the relationship between autonomy, rights and wellbeing with respect to animal capacity.
O’Sullivan, Siobhan, Clare McCausland, and Scott Brenton. 2017. Animal activists, civil disobedience and global responses to transnational injustice. Res Publica 23(3): 261-280. DOI:10.1007/s11158-017-9361-6 · McCausland, Clare 2014.The five freedoms of animal welfare are rights. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27 (4): 649-662. DOI 10.1007/s10806-013-9483-6 · McCausland, Clare 2014. A utilitarian argument against animal exploitation. In Leah Burns and Mandy Paterson (eds). Engaging with Animals: Interpretations of a Shared Existence (Sydney: Sydney University Press): 130-142 · McCausland, Clare 2013. Siobhan O’Sullivan & Scott Brenton 2013. Trespass, animals and democratic engagement. Res Publica 19 (3): 205-221. DOI: 10.1007/s11158-013-9214-x · McCausland, Clare 2012. Animal Welfare, Rights and Utilitarianism. PhD thesis; School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne.