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Unfair Negative Commentary and Hate Speech – a Resource


Australasian Groups, Institutes, Networks

Animal Studies Research Network (ASRN), The University of Wollongong

Animals in Society Working Group, Flinders University

Deakin Critical Animal Studies Network

Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network, The University of Melbourne

Human-Animal Research Network, The University of Sydney

New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies

Alternatives to animal testing in Australian research


International Groups, Institutes, Networks

Animals and Society Institute

British Animal Studies Network

Centre for Human Animal Studies: Exploring Multispecies Relations

Culture and Animals Foundation

H-Animal Network

Institute for Critical Animal Studies

Institute for Critical Zoologists

International Society for Anthrozoology, ISAZ

Minding Animals

Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Glenn Albrecht, Jill Bough and Rod Bennison, Minding Animals conference convenors

A collection of papers from the Hobart conference has been accepted by Ashgate for publication in 2010. Called Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations, it will be edited by Elizabeth Leane, Yvette Watt and Carol Freeman. It includes contributions by Steve Baker, Philip Armstrong, Kay Milton, Wendy Woodward and Jonathan Balcombe, with a foreword by Marc Bekoff. The editors, aware of the political turn in HAS, asked contributors to encourage readers to consider the ways in which non-human animals are represented to ourselves; to be considerate of animals, recognizing their capacity for pain and pleasure; and to remain aware that animals are themselves considering beings – they think, communicate, and have agency.

Further papers from the Hobart conference have been published in Australian Zoologist. This journal has been consistently supportive of human-animal studies in Australia. The papers address dingoes, rural children’s understanding of animals and newspaper representations of sharks – including the now-famous paper titled “Man grabs shark with bare hands, blames vodka”.

Papers from the third conference of the Australian Animals Studies Group are currently being reviewed by the Newcastle conference committee for possible publication in the following journals: Humanimalia, Society and Animals, and PAN (Philosophy, Activism, Nature).