ASI is excited to make open access all seven articles in the just-published Special Issue of its managed Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, themed “Human-Animal Relationships and Welfare in the Anthropocene: Pandemics, Climate Change, and other Disasters.”

The Special Issue brings animal others into broader discussions about welfare, health, disaster management, and ethics in this time of extremes, where the current pandemic and the climate crisis facing our planet are placing both human and nonhuman animal lives and livelihoods at risk.

In light of these crucial crises we face, the editor of the Special Issue, ASI’s Director of Human-Animal Studies, Gala Argent, argues in the issue’s introduction for the need for animal welfare scholars to recalibrating the investigative scope of the field to include environmental issues emerging due to the climate crisis.

Click here to read the articles.

 

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