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Knowing Animals 164: Is veganism morally required? With Bob Fischer

Knowing Animals

Release Date: 04/19/2021

Episode 192: Horsepower with Daniel Bowman show art Episode 192: Horsepower with Daniel Bowman

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On this episode, we speak to Daniel Bowman. Danny is a PhD student in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. He’s recently submitted his thesis entitled Horsepower: Animals in Automotive Culture 1895-1935, and is now preparing for his viva. We discuss his paper “Horsepower: Animals, Automobiles, and an Ethic of (Car) Care in Early US Road Narratives”, which was published in 2022 in the Journal of American Studies.

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Episode 191: Measuring subjective animal welfare with Heather Browning show art Episode 191: Measuring subjective animal welfare with Heather Browning

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On this episode, we speak to Dr Heather Browning, who is a philosopher, as well as a former zookeeper and zoo welfare officer, who is currently a postdoctoral research officer with the Foundations of Animal Sentience project at the London School of Economics. We talk about her open access 2022 paper "The Measurability of Subjective Animal Welfare", which was published as part of a special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on animal consciousness. This episode is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association, which you can join today. It is also brought to you...

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Episode 190: Z. Zane McNeill on anti-carceral veganism show art Episode 190: Z. Zane McNeill on anti-carceral veganism

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On this episode, we speak to Z. Zane McNeill, a scholar-activist and the editor of Vegan Entanglements: Dismantling Racial and Carceral Capitalism (Lantern, 2022). We discuss carcerality, animal activism, and Zane's organisation RARA (Rights for Animal Rights Advocates). This epside is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association, and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

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Episode 189: Creaturely forms with Dominic O'Key show art Episode 189: Creaturely forms with Dominic O'Key

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On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Dominic O'Key. Dominic is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. We discuss his new book Creaturely Forms in Contemporary Literature: Narrating the War Against Animals, which was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2022. This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australiasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press.

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Episode 188: Ape ethics with Gregory Tague show art Episode 188: Ape ethics with Gregory Tague

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On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Professor Gregory Tague, who is Professor in the Department of Literature, Writing and Publishing and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at St. Francis College, New York. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, as well as the editor of both Literary Veganism: An Online Journal and ASEBL Journal. We talk about his monograph An Ape Ethic and the Question of Personhood, which was published by Lexington Books in 2020. You can learn more about Gregory at , and you can explore the Animals, Climate Change and Global Health webinar...

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Episode 187: Margo DeMello on human-animal studies show art Episode 187: Margo DeMello on human-animal studies

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On this episode, we speak to Dr Margo DeMello. Margo is an Assistant Professor of Anthrozoology at Carroll College in Montana. She is the author or editor of over a dozen books. We discuss her textbook Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies, from Columbia University Press. The first edition was published in 2012, but an updated second edition was published in 2021. This episode is brought to you by AASA () and Animal Publics ().

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Episode 186: Spectral-poetic moments with animals with Matthew Leep show art Episode 186: Spectral-poetic moments with animals with Matthew Leep

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On this episode, we speak to Dr Matthew Leep. Matthew is a scholar of international relations, a poet, and a senior instructor in Politics at Western Governors University in the United States. Today, we talk about his book Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War: Animals, Loss, and Spectral-Poetic Moments (SUNY University Press, 2021).

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Episode 185: The Monstrous Vegan with Emelia Quinn show art Episode 185: The Monstrous Vegan with Emelia Quinn

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On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Emelia Quinn, an Assistant Professor of World Literatures & Environmental Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. We discuss her book Reading Veganism: The Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present, which has just been published by Oxford University Press. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association, and the Animal Publics series at Sydney Unviersity Press.

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Episode 184: Discourses, regulation, and cultivated meat with Brodie Evans show art Episode 184: Discourses, regulation, and cultivated meat with Brodie Evans

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In the second episode in our two-part series interviewing AASA prize winners, we speak to Dr. Brodie Evans. We discuss his “Contesting and reinforcing the future of ‘meat’ through problematization: Analyzing the discourses in regulatory debates around animal cell-cultured meat” (Geoforum, 2021), co-authored with Dr Hope Johnson.

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Episode 183: Milking Economies with Claudia Hirtenfelder show art Episode 183: Milking Economies with Claudia Hirtenfelder

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On this episode, we speak to Claudia Hirtenfelder, a PhD student in Geography at Queen’s University and host of The Animal Turn podcast. We discuss her “Milking economies: Multispecies entanglements in the infant formula industry”, which was co-authored with Carolyn Prouse.

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On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Bob Fischer. Bob is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Texas State University and co-director of the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals. We talk about his book The Ethics of Eating Animals: Usually Bad, Sometimes Wrong, Often Permissible, which was published by Routledge in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (http://animalstudies.org.au/) and the Animal Publics book series (https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics).