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mark bernstein, PhD, is the Joyce and Edward E. Brewer Chair in Applied Ethics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In addition to being a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, he has published On Moral Considerability (Oxford University Press, 1998), Without a Tear (University of Illinois Press, 2004), The Moral Equality of Humans and Animals (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), as well as numerous articles on the moral status of nonhuman animals. Email:

charlotte e. blattner is a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, where she works at the intersection of animal and environmental law. From 2017 to 2018, she completed the postdoctoral fellowship in animal studies at the Department of Philosophy at Queen's University, focusing in particular on issues of animal labor. She earned her PhD in law from the University of Basel, Switzerland, as part of the doctoral program "Law and Animals: Ethics at Crossroads," and was a visiting international scholar at the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis and Clark Law School in 2016. Her book Protecting Animals Within and Across Borders (Oxford University Press, 2019) is the first to address the challenges of animal law in an era of globalization. Email:

kendra coulter, PhD, holds the Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence and is chair of the Department of Labour Studies at Brock University, Canada. She is a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. She has written widely on human–animal labor and social justice, including Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Email:

susan m. finsen is emerita professor of philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino, and director of Californians for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an animal rights organization focused on providing sanctuary for abused and abandoned birds and farmed animals. She has written The Animal Rights Movement in America: From Compassion to Respect with Lawrence Finsen (Twayne Press, 1994). Email:

michael gilmour, PhD, teaches English and biblical literature at Providence University College, Canada. Books include Gods and Guitars: Seeking the Sacred in Post-1960s Popular Music (Baylor University Press, 2009), Eden's Other Residents: The Bible and Animals (Cascade, 2014), and Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Research interests include the New Testament, religion in popular culture, and animal ethics. Email: [End Page 98]

robyn hederman, JD, is the principal court attorney for a New York State Supreme Court justice and a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. She is a member of the animal law committees of the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She has a master of arts in history and is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Her publications include "Gender and the Animal Experiments Controversy in Nineteenth-Century America" in The Ethical Case Against Animal Experiments (University of Illinois Press, 2018) and "The Cost of Cruelty: Henry Bergh and the Abattoirs" in Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism (Routledge, 2019). Her research focuses on the commonalities between animal advocacy and other reform movements in 19th-century America. Email:

martin henig, DPhil, DLitt, is a member of common room and former supernumerary fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and honorary professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. He was honorary editor of the Journal of the British Archaeological Association from 1985 to 2007 and has written many books on Roman archaeology and art, including Religion in Roman Britain (Batsford, 1984), The Art of Roman Britain (Batsford, 1995), and three fascicules of the Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani (Oxford University Press and British Academy 1993, 2004, 2015). He is an Anglican priest in the Osney benefice, Oxford; vice president of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals; and a board member of the Animal Interfaith Alliance. Email:

linda m. johnson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Michigan...


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