Filmer, Sarah

Independent Scholar

'little black pig' in the holding pen at the abbattoir
Research interests / activities

I am a veterinary surgeon and artist. My two areas of practice have always overlapped, but this was brought into stark relief following an artist residency on an organic pig smallholding that changed my eating habits forever. I am now working on sharing the artistic outcomes from that residency as a strategy for encouraging questioning of food animal production. The animal studies world is also throwing up questions around our relationships with companion species and the ethics around this practice. I am part of a veterinary humanities network and am interested in developing a humanities structure within veterinary education.