ASI and WAS invite applications for the first annual undergraduate prize competition
The Animals and Society Institute (ASI) and Wesleyan Animal Studies
(WAS) invite applications for the first annual undergraduate prize
competition for undergraduate students pursuing research in
Human-Animal Studies. ASI and WAS will award a prize to...
2012 Course Awards Now Open!
The Humane Society of the United States and the Animals and Society
Institute invite applications from college and university faculty
members for the 13th annual Animals and Society Course Awards. Visit
here for more information! 
ASI and Human-Animal Studies Featured in the New York Times
ASI and Human-Animal Studies were featured in the January 2, 2012
article, "Animal Studies Cross Campus to Lecture Hall ."
Care2 Cites ASI in its Slideshow of Animal Studies Courses at US Colleges
Read more about our work and five select courses in animal studies
that are in the course catalogs of US colleges and universities (with
descriptions from their respective institutions) here .
2011 Animals and Society Course Awards Announced!
The Humane Society of the United States and the Animals and Society
Institute are pleased to announce the winners of the 13th annual
Animals and Society Course awards. This prestigious award recognizes
academic excellence in college and universit...
Prof. Armbruster honored with Distinguished New Course Award
Read about Werewolves, Seal Wives, Grizzly Men, and other
Metamorphoses, named best new HAS course, in this article  from
Webster University's Global Thinking blog.
Gay Bradshaw Cites Her New ASI Policy Paper in Psychology Today's Bear in Mind Blog
Co-author of "The Bioethics of Great Ape Well-Being ," Gay Bradshaw
cites the policy paper in her latest blog entry for Psychology Today.
To read her post, please click here .
Courts & Crime Column Features Friedlander
Managing Director Bee Friedlander presented at a symposium at Cooley
Law School-Grand Rapids and spoke with a reporter about laws
protecting animals. Read the article here .
Attention Michigan: join us for an evening with author Jonathan Balcombe
We are pleased to partner with the Michigan Humane Society and
announce the launch of our Speakers' Series!
Please join us at this special event with Jonathan Balcombe on Friday,
April 13, 2012 at 7 pm at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing,
"15 Minutes of Shame:" Art or Cruelty?
Our colleague, Gay Bradshaw's blog explores Kansas artist's "building
a relationship with ... beautiful and unique creatures" by keeping
chickens confined, then killing them for community meal.
MI man sentenced to jail, AniCare
"This was a terrible thing you did," said Judge Michael LaBeau,
Monroe County Circuit Court told a man who stuffed needles into hot
dogs, and left them out where a neighbor's dog ate them. Jinx was
later euthanized. In addition to 30 days in jail,...
"I Never Asked to Live with Chickens"
Our colleague Chris Risley-Curtiss remembers Sonny, a rooster who was
a big influence on her during his short life. Sonny's story appears in
the "Bearing Witness" series a project of the Kerulos Center . Read
her tribute here. 
Shoots two of his neighbors' dogs, killing one, PA man's sentence includes AniCare
In addition to 10 months in jail, and at the request of the
prosecutor, Judge Lovecchio sentenced man to AniCare assessment. Read
story here .
AniCare plays big role in Tucson's new, innovative Animal Welfare Court
Pima County Judge Maria Felix developed this court and ASI provided
AniCare training to local therapists. Animal abuse cases will be
treated more seriously, and sentences will include AniCare. Read the
story here .
Schedule for ASI-WAS Fellowship Workshop
ASI and WAS are excited to announce the schedule for the opening
workshop of the 2012 ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Fellowship. Visit
this page  to see the schedule and contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
AniCare Training Featured in the Toledo Blade
ASI's recent training on the AniCare Approach: Interrupting the Cycle
of Violence in Ann Arbor, Michigan was featured in The Toledo Blade.
Read the story here .
To learn more about AniCare, please click here .
ASI mentioned in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
The Animals and Society Institute was mentioned in a Philadelphia
Inquirer article about several recent dog burnings that occurred in
the city. ASI's Program Development Consultant, Suzanne McAllister,
was quoted extensively and spoke about the cycle...
Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies to be released in September 2012
Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies by ASI's
Human-Animal Studies Program Director, Margo DeMello, will be
published by Columbia University Press in September 2012. Please see
the flyer below for more information about the bo...
Endangered Species Policy Paper
We're pleased to announce publication of our latest policy paper!
"Endangered Species: Saving Them and Ourselves," by Linda Riebel,
takes a fresh look at the issue of biodiversity and what's needed to
save species in the U.S. and around the world. Th...
ASI Consultant Phil Arkow Featured in New Zealand News!
ASI Consultant, Phil Arkow, was recently interviewed by Voxy.co.nz
about the 23rd New Zealand Companion Animal Conference, where he will
be delivering the keynote address on 'Empathy Education.'
To read the full story, please click here:
ASI Featured in the Toledo Blade
Ken Shapiro and Bee Friedlander were featured in the story, "Domestic
Violence, Animal Cruelty Often Linked," which ran in the Toledo Blade.
They spoke about the connections between domestic violence and animal
abuse, and highlighted ASI's trainings ...
AniCare Featured in Knoxville News
AniCare was recently featured in the Mountain Press and on WATE
TV/Channel 6 news in Knoxville, TN. Accordingly to the Mountain Press
article, "William Allen Hood was arrested in May and charged with
aggravated animal cruelty after the Sevierville Po...
Accountability and empathy
Dr. Elizabeth Strand talks about the growing use of the AniCare model
in sentencing animal abusers. The treatment holds abusers accountable
for their actions and teaches them empathy so they don't repeat them.
See the interview here .
Margo DeMello to speak at Adams College
ASI's HAS Program Director Margo DeMello will be speaking at Adams
College in Alamosa, Colorado on September 7. Read about it here!
ASI and MHS to host evening with author Alexandra Horowitz
Join the Michigan Humane Society and the Animals ">Alexandra Horowitz
as she discusses her most recently-published book "Inside of a Dog:
What Dogs See, Smell and Know"at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4,
2012 at the Shriners Silver Garden, locate...
Call for Applications for 2013 ASI-WAS Fellowship
The Call for Applications for the 2013 ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies
Fellowship is now open! Visit here to find out more! 
Undergraduate Paper Prize Announced
The Animals and Society Institute and Wesleyan Animal Studies are
proud to announce the winner of the first annual ASI-WAS Undergraduate
Paper Prize in Human-Animal Studies. The first prize goes to Kara
White, a recent graduate of Brown University, f...
ASI Consultant Phil Arkow in New Zealand
Phil Arkow, ASI consultant and head of the National Link Coalition is
speaking today in Wellington, New Zealand about the Link. "It's a
predictor of future violence, particularly when children or teenagers
either abuse animals themselves or witness t...
Margo DeMello Speaks in Michigan
ASI's Human-Animal Studies Program Director Margo DeMello spoke "Body
Modification: Tattoos and Gender," at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids,
MI. Read about her work in this field here .
Fellowship Deadline Approaching November 30
Don't forget to visit the ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Fellowship page
to apply for next year's fellowship! This year, we are especially
seeking proposals that deal with dogs, public policy, wildlife, or
animal sentience. Visit here to find out more!...
AniCare on "Talking Animals" Radio Show Dec 5
Ken Shapiro will join AniCare trainer Nancy Bell on December 5, to
discuss the the Cycle of Violence and AniCare. This special segment of
the "Talking Animals" radio series is in advance of the AniCare
training in Tampa on December 7. Bell and AniCar...
New Submission Information for JAAWS
Beginning January 1, 2013, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
(JAAWS) will use, ScholarOne Manuscripts, an online submission and
peer review tracking system. All articles for the journal must be
submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcent...
New Book by ASI Staff member Margo DeMello
Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing, edited by Margo
DeMello (Routledge 2012)
For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around
the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and
non-Western literary and ...
New Book by HAS Executive Committee member Bob Mitchell
Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters,
edited by Julie A. Smith and Robert W. Mitchell (Columbia 2012).
In these multidisciplinary essays, academic scholars and animal
experts explore the nature of animal minds and the me...