Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies

Jennifer Maher (Editor), Harriet Pierpoint (Editor), Piers Beirne (Editor)

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    This Handbook fills a large gap in current scholarly literature on animal abuse studies. It moves considerably beyond the debate that has traditionally dominated the discourse of animal abuse – the link between one-on-one interpersonal violence and animal abuse – and towards those institutionalised forms of animal abuse which are routine, everyday, socially acceptable and invisibilised. Chapters from expert contributors raise issues such as: the use of animals as edibles; vivisection; animal sexual assault; animals used in sport and hunting; animal trafficking; the use of animals by youth gangs, by other groups and in war; species extinction; and the passivity of national and international organisations in combating animal abuse. The Handbook is a unique text: it is essential reading for students, researchers, academics, activists and policy makers involved in understanding and preventing animal abuse.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages523
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-43183-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-137-43182-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NamePalgrave Handbooks
    PublisherPalgrave MacMillan


    • animal abuse
    • vivisection
    • animal sexual abuse
    • animals used in sport and hunting
    • animal trafficking
    • use of animals by gangs
    • species extinction
    • criminology
    • Wildlife crime
    • animal cruelty
    • animal neglect
    • status dogs
    • habitat disturbance and destruction


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