August 8, 2017
The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies has just been published, with Dr Jenny Maher and Dr Harriet Pierpoint from the Centre for Criminology at the University of South Wales among the editors and contributors.
This Handbook fills a large gap in current scholarly literature on animal abuse studies. It moves considerably beyond the debate that has traditionally dominated the discourse of animal abuse – the link between one-on-one interpersonal violence and animal abuse – and towards those institutionalised forms of animal abuse which are routine, everyday, socially acceptable and invisibilised.
Chapters from expert contributors raise issues such as: the use of animals as edibles; vivisection; animal sexual assault; animals used in sport and hunting; animal trafficking; the use of animals by youth gangs, by other groups and in war; species extinction; and the passivity of national and international organisations in combating animal abuse. The Handbook is a unique text: it is essential reading for students, researchers, academics, activists and policy makers involved in understanding and preventing animal abuse.
Further details about the handbook and how it can be purchased can be found here: The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies