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CHERYL ABBATE is a philosophy doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Journal articles include: "Adventures in Moral Consistency: How to Develop an Abortion Ethic from an Animal Rights Framework" (Ethical Theory and Moral Practice), "How to Help When It Hurts: The Problem of Assisting Victims of Injustice" (Journal of Social Philosophy), and "The Search for Liability in the Defensive Killing of Nonhuman Animals" (Social Theory and Practice). Research interests include: applied ethics, especially military ethics; environmental ethics; and nonhuman animal ethics. Email:

MAŠA BLAZNIK obtained her honors degree in psychology from the Open University, United Kingdom. She is currently working as an independent researcher and writer. In her work, she focuses on dysfunctions within families and society. Email: masa.blaznik@

IDAN BREIER, PhD, is a lecturer in Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His primary field of interest is biblical and ancient Near Eastern history. His publications deal with international relations during the El-Amarna and end of the First Temple period and human-animal relations in the lands of the Bible and ancient cultures. Email:

DEBORAH CAO is a professor at Griffith University, Australia. Her research interests include animal law, legal semiotics, and Chinese legal language and legal translation. Her latest books include Animal Law in Australia (Thomson Reuters, 2015), Animals in China: Law and Society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Code Red: Chinese Language in Law (Lexington Books, 2017). Email:

RIVERS GAMBRELL is a DPhil candidate in history at the University of Oxford. Research interests include professional sport and image politics in the 20th century. Email:

EDWARD JACOBS is a research assistant at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre at the Department of Experimental Psychology and a graduate student in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. Research interests include the nature of self and self-representation, Buddhist psychology, and animal ethics. Email:

KATIE JAVANAUD is a DPhil candidate in the Faculty of Theology and Religion in the University of Oxford. Research interests include: Buddhist metaphysics and Buddhist ethics (theory and application). Email:

JOSH MILBURN, PhD, is an associate lecturer in political philosophy in the Department of Politics at the University of York, United Kingdom. From 2016–17, he was the postdoctoral fellow in Animal Studies in the Department of Philosophy, Queen's University, Canada. His research interests include animal ethics, animal studies, the philosophy of food, applied ethics, and political theory, and he has a doctorate in philosophy from Queen's University Belfast. More information, including a list of his publications, can be found at Email:

PAUL-MIKHAIL PODOSKY has just completed his master of arts (philosophy) at Monash University, where he examined the relationship between mereology and ontology. He is currently pursuing his doctor of philosophy degree at the University of Melbourne where he is researching the relationship between language and social domination. His research interests include: animal ethics, social ontology, the philosophy of language, feminist theory, and epistemology. Email:

HARSHMEENA SANGHANI is a DPhil candidate at the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. Research interests include: circadian rhythms and psychiatric disorders. Email:

JOAN E. SCHAFFNER, JD, is an associate professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. She is the 2013 recipient of the American Bar Association, Tort Trial, and Insurance Practice Sections Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award and author of the book Introduction to Animals and the Law (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). Research interests include animal law and animal ethics. Email:

ROSEMARY SHAW has taught law at Australian Catholic University and lectures in occupational health and safety law at Federation University. In 2018, she commenced her HDR studies at Griffith University. Her areas of research interest are animal law and work health and safety law. Email:

JORDAN SOSNOWSKI, JD, is advocacy director of Australia for Dolphins and a lawyer admitted...


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