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Animal Consultants International

Animal Consultants International is an internationally-based group of specialists providing multidisciplinary expertise for animal issues. They also provide key support skills for animal advocacy campaigns worldwide.

Animals and the Law

A resource site for researchers on the Deakin University, School of Law website. It contains links to international institutes, Lawyers for Animals, among others.

Animal History Museum

A new museum in Los Angeles County being established to explore, honour and advance the understanding of human-animal relations. Includes online galleries a growing library of resources from children’s books to scholarly articles.

Animal Rights History

Animal Rights History is an ongoing effort to provide free online access to historical literature on animal rights, animal welfare, and humanity against cruelty to animals.

Animal Studies Syllabus Exchange

Provides details of courses and a useful overview of the content of human-animal studies units being taught in US, UK and Canada.

Animal Voices

Animal Voices is Toronto’s animal liberation radio show broadcasting worldwide at, live, every Tuesday at 11 am-noon EST. Volunteer-run, Animal Voices covers the local, national, global, and politically diverse campaigns, struggles and victories of the animal liberation movement.

Animals and Us

Animals & Us provides resources on animal issues for teachers and students in New Zealand Secondary schools. These resources are designed to encourage critical thinking, advance knowledge and develop values of empathy and compassion.

Animal Welfare Science Centre

The Animal Welfare Science Centre is a Centre of the University of Melbourne, Monash University, The Ohio State University and the Department of Primary Industries (Victoria). It was established to focus and coordinate research and academic resources of the three collaborating organisations, providing the animal industries, animal users, farming communities, Government and the academic and general community with an internationally competitive research, training and teaching resource in animal welfare science. The website contains information about research programs, education and training, employment and opportunities for study.

Australian Directory of Human Animal Interaction Programs

This directory provides up-to-date information on the range of human-animal bond programs that assist professionals, families and individuals in Australia.

Compassionate Conservation

This is the website of LoraKim Joyner, a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication, a veterinarian specializing in avian conservation medicine (mostly in Latin America), a consultant in compassionate conservation, and a Unitarian Universalist community minister engaged in multispecies ministries. Her goal is to foster compassionate communication in communities of mixed species so that all beings may flourish.


CriminalAnimal is a space for web-aware art and criticism about animals, humans, and the stuff in between. The site has three main thrusts: Projects, People and Resources.

Ecological Humanities

The ecological humanities bring together ways of knowing and interacting with the world from the sciences and the humanities, as well as from indigenous and other ‘non-western’ worldviews. A number of people in this group work on human-animal relations.


This site is a meeting point for people who are convinced that the world is much more than humanity, and also consider the animals and nature as integral parts of our world. The site is compiled by Fabiola Leyton, who believes the transformation that humans do in the world would be less harmful for them and the rest of the living, if they really considered the interests of animals and nature.  It can be accessed in English via Google Translate.

Ethical Design

A creative agency for socially responsible businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Includes

web design and development, print design, branding, photography and editing services.

An animal advocacy resource centre. is a unique research website tailored to the needs of animal and environmental advocates. It contains information on human-animal interactions, attitudes towards other species, and the animal protection movement.

Museum of Animal Perspectives

M.A.P collects and displays wildlife imagery that has been captured using remote sensing cameras. It is a non-commercial new media project created for educational purposes.

The Natural Connection

This site was Canada’s first and most comprehensive web resource about the fields of animal-, equine- and nature-assisted interventions.

No Voice Unheard

No Voice Unheard: The Power of Books is an independent publisher of books giving voice to those who are ignored or disregarded by society, and illuminating important social issues often ignored by profit-driven publishers.


Replace Animals in Australian Testing is an information resource on replacement technologies currently available in Australia and an emerging network of people and organisations working towards replacement of animals in research.

Research in a Nutshell

A summary of a recent research study whose findings can be directly applied to the types of policy changes the Animals and Society Institute seeks.


Promoting ethical veganism through academic research and teaching. Vegatopia is dedicated to providing a comprehensive academic resource on all things vegan.

We Animals

Jo-Anne MacArthur’s website attempts to document, through photography, animals in the human environment. The premise of the project is that humans are as much animal as the sentient beings we use for food, clothing, research, experimentation, work, entertainment, slavery and companionship. The goal of the project is to break down the barriers that humans have built which allow us to treat non-human animals as objects and not as sentient beings.


The Women Environmental Artists Directory focuses on women’s unique perspectives. They collaborate internationally to further the field and understanding of ecological and social justice art. They aim to provide information regarding the ecoart and social justice art fields to artists, curators, writers, art and public art administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross-disciplinary professionals and others. To facilitate international networking among artists working with ecological and social justice issues.

WEAD is presently expanding its EcoArt-network to include animal rights artists. To become a member email in your artist statement and a sample jpg photo of your artwork to:

The White Whale Research Centre

This website is about raising awareness on humpback whales, in particular Migaloo the white whale. It contains facts about Migaloo and humpback whales, sightings and history.

Wildfilm History

WildFilm History is an online guide to the pioneering people and landmark productions behind one hundred years of wildlife filmmaking. Uncover ground-breaking films, ‘behind the scenes’ photographs, essential production information, and specially crafted learning resources, as well as a unique collection of personal memoirs from key industry players.

A great resource! This site lists films, people, oral histories and key events from1872 onwards.

Zoe: It’s Our Nature

Zoe is the online news magazine for people who care about the animals, nature and our planet. At a time when more and more people are aware of the challenges facing our planet, the larger mission of Zoe (the Greek word for “life”) is to bring together a global movement of people who are committed to making the world a better place for all living creatures. It is the new venture of Michael Mountain, past president and co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society.

Glenn Albrecht, Jill Bough and Rod Bennison, Minding Animals conference convenors

A collection of papers from the Hobart conference has been accepted by Ashgate for publication in 2010. Called Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations, it will be edited by Elizabeth Leane, Yvette Watt and Carol Freeman. It includes contributions by Steve Baker, Philip Armstrong, Kay Milton, Wendy Woodward and Jonathan Balcombe, with a foreword by Marc Bekoff. The editors, aware of the political turn in HAS, asked contributors to encourage readers to consider the ways in which non-human animals are represented to ourselves; to be considerate of animals, recognizing their capacity for pain and pleasure; and to remain aware that animals are themselves considering beings – they think, communicate, and have agency.

Further papers from the Hobart conference have been published in Australian Zoologist. This journal has been consistently supportive of human-animal studies in Australia. The papers address dingoes, rural children’s understanding of animals and newspaper representations of sharks – including the now-famous paper titled “Man grabs shark with bare hands, blames vodka”.

Papers from the third conference of the Australian Animals Studies Group are currently being reviewed by the Newcastle conference committee for possible publication in the following journals: Humanimalia, Society and Animals, and PAN (Philosophy, Activism, Nature).