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

    Research areas

  • 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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