Animal Advocacy Conference 2023

We are thrilled to announce the 2023 edition of the Animal Advocacy Conference: Insights from the Social Sciences. The conference will take place June 22-24, 2023 at the University of Kent, UK. We will bring together researchers from… Read More

Student Showcase: Sarah Gradidge

Sarah Gradidge chats with us about her doctoral research on our tendency to prefer dogs over pigs – a form of “pet speciesism”.

Student Showcase: Christoph Klebl

Christoph Klebl chats with us about his doctoral research on the role of aesthetics in morality.

Online: From meat to beets

Catarina Possidónio gave the last talk of 2021 in the PHAIR Society Speakers series on “From Meat to Beets: Exploring Pathways to More Plant-forward Diets“. You can now watch the talk online. You can all access all eight PHAIR… Read More

Humanising Animals: Helpful or Harmful?

Victoria Simpson and Jared Piazza consider the upsides and downsides of animal anthropomorphism, and ask, “Which traits help animals the most?” Feature photo credit: Annie Spratt Meet Gunda In the opening scene to the critically acclaimed film, Gunda,… Read More

Online: Speciesism in everyday language

Stefan Leach gave the September talk in the PHAIR Society Speakers series on “Speciesism in Everyday Language”. You can watch the talk online: Abstract Speciesism, like other forms of prejudice, is thought to be underpinned by biased patterns… Read More

The perils of presenting animals as humans to kids

Interview with Dr Anastassiya Andrianova about anthropomorphising animals in children’s literature.