Christmas Appeal 2018
20th December 2018
2018 has been quite a year! We are writing to ask you to help us keep going.
We are under-resourced, under-funded, and over-worked, and yet we continue to push the boundaries. Our highlights include:
- Our Fifth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School on Animal Ethics and Law was our biggest and best ever. The photographs from the Summer School are here, and the film will be out shortly. The 2019 Summer School is on Humane Education: Increasing Sensitivity to Animals and Humans and the call for papers is open until 1 February 2019.
- We published four co-edited volumes: The Ethical Case Against Animal Experiments (University of Illinois Press), The Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan), The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics (Routledge), and Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism (Routledge). These books comprise over 100 original chapters on animal ethics by Fellows and other animal academics.
- Volume 8 in two issues of the Journal of Animal Ethics continued to break new ground for animals, with articles published on topics such as: How Butcher Education Might Be Damaging, How Animal Research is an Ethical Issue for Humans as well as Animals, The Case for Recognising Animals as Workers, Challenging the Iconography of Oppression in Marketing, Legal Lacunas in the Patenting of Chimeras, Animal Research in China, and the Killing of “Surplus” Zoo Animals, to name a few.
- 2018 marked ten years of the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society – a vibrant student society that meets at the Centre to discuss the moral status of animals. Over the years, many great animal ethics ideas have been fostered in the society, including numerous journal articles, a book, and several winning trips to the International Business Ethics Case Competition in America, showcasing ideas such as clean meat, virtual reality SeaWorld, in vitro fur, and saving bees.
- The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series has gone from strength to strength, seeing the publication this year of our flagship volume, as well as, Animal Rights Education, Animal Ethics and the Nonconformist Conscience, Animals and Animality in Primo Levi’s Work, and Animals in the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.
- Lastly Andrew was the 2018 recipient of the Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal for over forty years work in the field of animal rights and protection. Andrew was thrilled and delighted to have his work recognised by this prestigious Trust.
So despite our many challenges we are continuing to lead the paradigm shift for animals. Our work is made possible by your wonderful support, for which we are truly grateful.
We need your help to sustain our momentum and continue to think big in 2019. Any support, great or small, would be greatly appreciated, and would help us continue to help others to think differently about animals.
To make a donation to support our work, see here.
Thank you and Happy Christmas
Andrew and Clair