CFP: “The Ethics of Animal experimentation”

Call for Book Chapter Contributions

The Ethics of Animal experimentation: Working towards a paradigm change

Editors: Kathrin Herrmann and Kimberley Jayne

Deadline for abstract: January 31st 2016

Even though nonhuman animals are used for a variety of different purposes, their use in research particularly has remained an ethical challenge. It is evident that nonhuman animals in laboratories are exposed to a great deal of physical and psychological suffering, and that the use of animals in research is growing internationally.

Arguably, legal reforms around the world have insufficiently improved the protection of nonhuman animals. However, Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes in the European Union is radical compared to other legislation. The Directive promotes a change of paradigm in nonhuman animal experimentation in establishing a goal of the full replacement of the use of live animals in research and education as soon as it is scientifically feasible (Recital 10).

Building on the radical vision of Directive 2010/63/EU, this book aims to illustrate the current situation for nonhuman animals used in science and aims to give a future outlook to the end of their use in research. Besides exploring the current ethical challenges and scientific controversies related to animal experimentation, this Volume aims to discuss ways to work towards a fundamental change of paradigm. We invite contributions from interdisciplinary scholars who share a vision for how this abolition of animal research can be achieved. The goal is to find solutions for this urging problem that are led by a culture of compassion for all animals.

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Call for Papers for The Ethics Forum

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The Ethics Forum (Les ateliers de l’éthique) invites submissions focusing on animal ethics and animal justice.

Submission details:

  • Submission of abstract (500 words max): March 15th, 2014. Decisions will be made within a month.
  • Upon notification of acceptance, you will be invited to submit the full paper no later than June 15th, 2014.

Format:

  • Texts from 6000 to 12000 words, single spaced.
  • Font must be Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Notes should be placed at the end of the text and not at bottom of page.
  • Include an abstract of 200 words max. in English and French.

Detailed instructions to authors are available on the journal website.
Abstract and articles should be submitted via email in .doc format at the following addresses: valery.giroux@umontreal.ca and jean-philippe.royer@umontreal.ca

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CFP: Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism: Deconstructing Oppressions

FEBRUARY 23, 2014 – WEB-BASED CONFERENCE

*CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS*

We are accepting abstract submissions for presentation topics on the following intersecting issues: veganism; women/womyn empowerment; queer
rights; hetero-normative privilege; feminism; trans and gender-queer rights; racism and perspectives from women of colour; white male supremacy;
patriarchy; ableism; sexism; sizeism; sexualities; gender and cis privilege; colonialism; indigenous rights; eco-feminism and environmentalism; anarcha-feminism; animal rights and radical self-care. Continue Reading