What We Do
Politics, law, governance, education, and advocacy.
Conferences, workshops and events organized or sponsored by APPLE.
Animal studies courses at Queen’s, and animals & politics reading group.
Publications by APPLE fellows, research and policy partners and advocacy groups, and recent publications in animals & politics.
Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Ethics
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s
Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University
Dr. Kathryn Gillespie (Geography, University of Washington, www.kathrynagillespie.com) will present a paper to the Kingston Interspecies Community research group on October 31, 2018 at 10:00 am, in Watson Hall 517. Everyone welcome. Topic: “Doing multispecies ethnography: reflections on a feminist geographic approach to pedagogy.”
As part of the Ban Righ Centre Fall Speaker Series, Charlotte E. Blattner (Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Law School) will be speaking on Friday October 12, 2018 at noon, at the Ban Righ Centre (32 Bader Lane) on the following topic: Title: “Animals, the Forgotten Proletariat” For centuries, labour has been a key site for struggles
-> Continue reading Charlotte Blattner on “Animals, the Forgotten Proletariat”
The Kingston Interspecies Community working group will host an informal conversation with Eva Meijer on September 28, at 11:00 am, in Philosophy Lounge (Watson 341). Everyone welcome. Topic: Conducting research in interspecies communities.
The Philosophy Department at Queen’s University is hosting Dutch philosopher Eva Meijer at the department’s weekly colloquium on September 27, at 4pm in Watson Hall 517. Everyone welcome. Title: The role of language in interspecies politics: Towards a theory of political animal voices. Abstract: Research shows that non-human animals have their own languages and cultures. They
-> Continue reading Eva Meijer on Political Animal Voices
On May 18-19, 2018, the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Ethics research group (APPLE) at Queen’s University will be hosting a workshop on the emerging topic of animal labour. For both humans and non-human animals, work is often an important dimension of life, and a fundamental determinant of well-being. At its best, work can
-> Continue reading Workshop on “Animal Labour: Ethical, Legal and Political Perspectives on Recognizing Animals’ Work”
The Philosophy Department at Queen’s University is hosting APPLE’s member Charlotte Blattner at the department’s weekly colloquium on March 15th, at 4pm in Watson Hall 517. Everyone welcome. Title: “Animals Are (Forced) Workers, Too — Individual and Collective Self-determination of Working Animals” Abstract: Can animals used for farming, research, circuses, zoos, or companion services be
-> Continue reading Charlotte Blattner on “Animals Are (Forced) Workers, Too”
The Queen’s Animal Justice Club has invited Elisabeth Ormandy, from University of British Columbia, at Queen’s university to give the talk “What Legal Protection do Animals in Science in Canada Have?” this week at Queen’s University. Dr Ormandy is also the Executive Director of the Animals in Science Policy Institute. Everyone is welcome to attend. Friday
-> Continue reading Elisabeth Ormandy on “What Legal Protection do Animals in Science in Canada Have?”
Join the Queen’s Animal Justice Club as we have doctoral candidate Jessica Eisen discuss contemporary Canadian dairy practices, the laws that protect (and sometimes fail to protect) animal welfare, and the many ways that law shapes the lives of farmed animals. This event will take place on November 20th at 4:30pm in Room 202 at
-> Continue reading Jessica Eisen talk on “Milked: Farmed Animals and the Law”
The Rotman Research Roundtable (University of Toronto) is holding an afternoon workshop on “Animals and Society” on Friday November 10, 2017, organized by Dr. Lisa Kramer. There is no charge for this event, but advance registration is required. Please visit the Rotman website for details and registration. SYNOPSIS: This half-day conference aims to bring together
-> Continue reading “Animals and Society” at the Rotman Research Roundtable
APPLE and the Lives of Animals Research Group are delighted to be hosting a series of events featuring Dr. Helena Pedersen (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) an internationally renowned scholar of critical animal pedagogy. Professor Pedersen is visiting under the auspices of the Principal’s International Visitor program, from October 16-18, 2017. Posthumanist Education: Rethinking Human-Animal Relations
-> Continue reading Animals in Science and Education Week featuring Dr. Helena Pedersen