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ASI’s Holiday HAS Reading List

ASI’s Holiday HAS Reading List

Whether you’re keeping warm in the Northern winter these holidays or enjoying a sun-soaked summer in the South, we’ve got your Human-Animal Studies booklist covered with the ASI team's holiday reading recommendations!   Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding by George Monbiot Recommended...

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Breeding dogs to fight is animal abuse plain and simple

Breeding dogs to fight is animal abuse plain and simple

In September 2023, The Guardian shared the article, ‘Why are American XL bullies being banned and how will it work?’ which discusses Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak’s decision to ban the American XL bully in the UK. In response to this article, ASI Board Member Julie Iovine submitted the following...

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Latest HAS news, articles, funding opportunities, and more!

Latest HAS news, articles, funding opportunities, and more!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Animals & Society Institute's Human-Animal Studies Report. If you are not already participating in ASI’s Human-Animal Relationship Awareness (HARA) Week, November 13-19, now is the time to start! Now in its seventh year, ASI created this week dedicated to human-nonhuman...

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Latest HAS news, articles, funding opportunities, and more!

Latest HAS news, articles, funding opportunities, and more!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the October issue of Animals & Society Institute's Human-Animal Studies Report. If you are a faculty member wanting more exposure for your Human-Animal Studies program, the Animals & Society Institute (ASI) would like to offer you to participate in populating its newly...

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Dog Parks Are Great for People. Too Bad They’re Terrible for Dogs.

Dog Parks Are Great for People. Too Bad They’re Terrible for Dogs.

ASI Board Member, Julie Iovine, recently published the essay, 'Dog Parks Are Great for People. Too Bad They're Terrible for Dogs.' in the New York Times. In this essay, Iovine describes the ways in which dog parks are often enjoyed more by humans than their dog companions, and writes that “we’d be wiser to think of...

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