Special Issue "Animal Advocacy: Legal Status, Rights & Responsibilities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022 | Viewed by 1511
Interests: animal behaviour; animal neurobiology; brain; comparative law; humane animal treatment
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This issue entitled “Animal Advocacy: Legal Status, Rights, and Responsibilities” is devoted to papers relating to animals with a particular focus on the progression of thinking or law relating to animals’ status, and our consideration of their interests. The issue will also consider papers focusing on methods of driving the reform process for example those that describe animal advocacy work.
There is a growing recognition of the impact of human–animal relationships and our industries using animals. Many researchers and animal advocates, whether through a welfarist or abolitionist approach, are striving to increase society’s consideration of animals on a global scale. These considerations may be apparent through advancing philosophical thinking around animals, campaigning for law reform or disseminating awareness of issues to drive consumer pressure on industries.
In this issue, I invite authors to submit original or review manuscripts which may consider legal reforms around animal status, the history of animal legal reform, philosophical analysis of our relationships with animals, societal attitudes toward animal status, and practical considerations for animal advocates. I particularly encourage papers embracing a transdisciplinary approach which is likely to accelerate understanding and reform.
Dr. Alexandra Whittaker
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- animal legal reform
- animal ethics
- philosophy of animal use
- societal viewpoints
- animal advocacy