Special Issue “Minding Animals: Emerging Issues Concerning Our Relationships with Other Animals”

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc  Bekoff

Published Papers

Special Issue Information

In July 2009 more than 500 delegates from 23 countries gathered in Newcastle, Australia for the first Minding Animals conference. People from numerous disciplines including biology, psychology, anthropology, and the social sciences and humanities gathered to share ideas and learn more about the complex nature of human-nonhuman animal relationships. The essays in this volume show just how wide-ranging and eclectic we must be as we study the frustrating, paradoxical, and challenging aspects of our interactions with the nonhuman beings with whom we share Earth. For example, how can people who say they love animals go on to harm them “out of love for them?” In the end everyone agreed that each of us could do more to expand our “compassion footprint” to make the world a more peaceful place for humans and other animals. Compassion for animals will make for more compassion among people and that’s what we need as we journey into the future.

Prof. Dr. Marc Bekoff
Guest Editor


List of articles :

Marc Bekoff Editorial:Minding Animals: A Transdisciplinary Approach for Furthering Our Understanding of Animals in SocietyAnimals 2011, 1(1), 4-6;

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Deidre Wicks : Silence and Denial in Everyday Life—The Case of Animal Suffering Animals 2011, 1(1), 186-199. | Download PDF Full-text(189 KB)

Camilla H. Fox and Marc Bekoff : Integrating Values and Ethics into Wildlife Policy and Management—Lessons from North America Animals 2011, 1(1), 126-143. | Download PDF Full-text (87 KB)

Sune Borkfelt :What’s in a Name?—Consequences of Naming Non-Human AnimalsAnimals 2011, 1(1), 116-125. | Download PDF Full-text(51 KB)

Matthew Cole :From “Animal Machines” to “Happy Meat”? Foucault’s Ideas of Disciplinary and Pastoral Power Applied to ‘Animal-Centred’ Welfare Discourse Animals 2011, 1(1), 83-101 | Download PDF Full-text(91 KB)

Rod Bennison :An Inclusive Re-Engagement with our Nonhuman Animal Kin: Considering Human Interrelationships with Nonhuman AnimalsAnimals 2011, 1(1), 40-55;  | Download PDF Full-text(68 KB)