August 4, 2020

Recent publications by APPLE Members

Recent Books

“Ethical dilemmas and decision-making are a persistent feature of the everyday operations of animal shelters and animal protection organizations. These organizations frequently face difficult decisions about how to treat the animals in their care, decisions that are made all the more difficult by limited funding, material resources, and human labor. Moreover, animal protection organizations must also determine how to act within and toward the wider social and institutional environment in which non-human animals are routinely exploited.”

Edited by APPLE member Angie Pepper. (Oxford University Press, 2023).

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Though many ethicists have the intuition that we should leave nature alone, Kyle Johannsen argues that we have a duty to research safe ways of providing large-scale assistance to wild animals. Using concepts from moral and political philosophy to analyze the issue of wild animal suffering (WAS), Johannsen explores how a collective, institutional obligation to assist wild animals should be understood. He claims that with enough research, genetic editing may one day give us the power to safely intervene without perpetually interfering with wild animals’ liberties.

Written by APPLE member Kyle Johannsen. (Routledge, 2020)

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For centuries, animals have worked alongside humans in a wide variety of workplaces, yet they are rarely recognized as workers or accorded labour rights. Many animal rights advocates have argued that using animals for their labour is inherently oppressive, and that animal labour should therefore be abolished. Recently, however, some people have argued that work can be a source of meaning, self-development, and social membership for animals, as it is for humans, and that our goal should be to create good work for animals, not to abolish work. In this volume, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the benefits and drawbacks of animal labour as a site for interspecies justice.

Edited by APPLE members Charlotte E. Blattner and Will Kymlicka, as well as Kendra Coulter. (Oxford University Press, 2020)

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The collection explores how authors working across a range of perspectives—postcolonial, Indigenous, black, queer, trans, feminist, disability, poststructuralist, posthumanist, and multispecies—weave their theoretical and political orientations with daily, intimate, and visceral practices of food consumption, preparation, and ingestion.

Edited by APPLE member Samantha King as well as R. Scott Carey, Isabel Macquarrie, Victoria Niva Millious and Elaine M. Power. (Fordham University Press, 2019)

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“The heart of the work is a fully-fledged catalogue of options for extraterritorial jurisdiction, which states can employ to strengthen their animal laws. The book offers top-down perspectives drawn from general international law and trade law, and complements them by a bottom-up up view from the perspective of animal law. The approach connects the law of jurisdiction to substantive law and opens up deeper questions about moral directionality, state and corporate duties owed animals, and the comparative advantages of constitutional, criminal, and administrative animal law.”

Written by APPLE member Charlotte E. Blattner (Oxford University Press, 2019). 

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Benz-Schwarzburg, J. and Wrage, B., 2023. Caring animals and the ways we wrong themBiology & Philosophy38(4):25.

Castelló, P.P. and Santiago-Ávila, F.J., 2023. Conservation after biodiversity: An analysis of Michael E. Soulé’s ‘What is Conservation Biology?’Biological Conservation287: 110313.

Janara, L. and Donaldson, S., 2023. Animal Ghosts at Canadian Universities: The Politics of Concealment and Transparency. Animals 13(24): 3760. 

Kymlicka, W., 2023. “Rethinking Human Rights for a More-than-Human World.”  In César Rodríguez-Garavito (ed.), More Than Human Rights (NYU 2023), forthcoming.

Kymlicka, W., 2023.“Animal Citizenship.” In Anne Peters, Kristen Stilt and Saskia Stucki (eds) Oxford Handbook of Global Animal Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Kymlicka, W. and Donaldson, S., 2023. “Doing Politics with Animals”, Social Research, 90(4): 621-47, forthcoming.

Kymlicka, W. and Donaldson, S., 2023. “Social Solidarity with Animals: The case of domesticated animals”, in Alasdair Cochrane and Mara-Daria Cojocaru (eds) Solidarity with Animals (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), co-authored with Sue Donaldson

Kymlicka, W., and Tam, A., 2023. “Being Popular and Being Just: How Animal Protection Organizations Can Be Both”, in Kristin Voigt, Valéry Giroux, and Angie Pepper (eds) The Ethics of Animal Shelters (Oxford University Press, 2023),223-246 (co-authored with Agnes Tam).

Lopez, A., 2023. Nonhuman Animals and Epistemic Injustice. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 25(1): 136-163. 

Siemieniec, P., 2023. Centering Animality in Law and Liberation: The Zoopolitics of Reclaiming the Animal in Personhood, Between the Species: 26(1)5.

Wrage, B., Papadopoulos, D., and Benz-Schwarzburg, J., 2023. Ubuntu in Elephant Communities. Journal of the American Philosophical Association. 1-22.


Castelló, P.P., 2022. The erasures of Peter Singer’s theory, and the ethical need to consider animals as irreducible othersPhilosophy Today66(3): 637-653.

Castelló, P.P., 2022. A Strategic Proposal for Legally Protecting Wild Animals. Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy25(2), pp.103-134.

Castelló, P.P., 2022. Zoolondopolis. Animal Studies Journal11(1):121-145.

Castelló, P.P. and Santiago-Ávila, F.J., 2022. Conservation after Sovereignty: Deconstructing Australian Policies against Horses with a Plea and Proposal. Hypatia37(1): 136-163.

Donaldson, S., Kymlicka, W., Voigt, K., Giroux, V. and Pepper, A., 2022. Transformative Animal Protection. The Ethics of Animal Shelters.

Hill-Tout, K., Hirtenfelder, C., McMaster, K.E. and Herod, M., 2022. Who eats, where, what, and how? COVID-19, food security, and Canadian foodscapes. Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, 22(1): 11-19.

Hirtenfelder, C.T. and Prouse, C., 2022. Milking economies: Multispecies entanglements in the infant formula industryEnvironment and Planning E: Nature and Space5(3), pp.1296-1318.

Kymlicka, W., 2022. Membership Rights for Animals. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, 91: 213-244.

Wrage, B., 2022. Caring animals and care ethics. Biology & Philosophy37(3):18.


Donaldson, S., Vink, J., & Gagnon, J. 2021. Realizing Interspecies Democracy: The Preconditions for an Egalitarian, Multispecies, World. Democratic Theory, 8(1):71-95. 

Hirtenfelder, C.T., 2021. Finding Kingston’s Animals: An Introduction and Guide to Animals in the Queen’s University Archives. (A guide).

Meynell, L. and Lopez, A., 2021. Gendering animals. Synthese, 199(1-2): 4287-4311.


Bachour, O., 2020. Alienation and animal labour. Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice, pp.116-38.

Blattner, C.E., Donaldson, S., and Wilcox, R., 2020. “Animal Agency in Community: A Political Multispeies Ethnography of VINE Sanctuary.” Politics and Animals, 6: 1–22. (Open access)

Blattner, C.E., 2020. “Secondary Victimization of Animals in Criminal Procedure: Lessons from Switzerland.” Journal of Animal Ethics 10(1): 1–32.

Blattner, C.E.,  2020. “Should Animals Have a Right to Work? Promises and Pitfalls.” Animal Studies Journal 9(1): 32-92. (Author copy).

Côté-Boudreau, F., 2020. “Capacitisme.” In Renan Larue (ed). La pensée végane: 50 regards sur la condition animale, Presses Universitaires de France, 135-146.

Donaldson, S., 2020. “Animal Agora: Animal Citizens and the Democratic Challenge.” Social Theory and Practice 46(4): 709-735 (Author copy). 

Donaldson, S., 2020. “Animals and Citizenship.” Minding Nature,  13(2): 22-27. 

Donaldson, S., 2020. “Les refuges d’animaux”, in La pensée végane: 50 regards sur la condition animale, edited by Renan Larue (Presses Universitaires de France, 2020), 479‑487.

Gibson, J., 2020. “Philosophy as a Way of Life: Available from the Blog of the APA, interviewed by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer. 

Guha-Majumdar, J., 2020. “Lyons and Tygers and Wolves, Oh My! Human Equality and the ‘Dominion Covenant’ in Locke’s Two Treatises”, Political Theory, 49(4):637-661. (author copy). 

Healey, R. and Pepper, A., 2020. “Interspecies Justice: Agency, Self-Determination, and Assent.” Philosophical Studies, 178: 1223-1243. (Author copy).

Hirtenfelder, C., 2020. “An Uncomfortable Future We Want.” Available from the Animals in Society blog.

Johannsen, K., 2020. Wild Animal Ethics: The Moral and Political Problem of Wild Animal Suffering Routledge. 

Johannsen, K., 2020. “To Assist or Not to Assist? Assessing the Potential Moral Costs of Humanitarian Intervention in Nature.” Environmental Values 29(1): 29-45.

Milburn, J., 2020. “Critical Terms for Animal Studies.” Environmental Politics 29(6): 1120–1121.

Milburn, J., 2020, “Should Vegans Compromise?Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 25(2): 281-293. 

Pepper, A., 2020. “Political Agency in Humans and Other Animals.” Contemporary Political Theory, 20: 296-317. (Author copy).

van Patter, L.E. and Blattner, C., 2020. “Advancing Ethical Principles for Non-Invasive, Respectful Research with Nonhuman Animal Participants.”, Society & Animals, 28(2): 171–190. (Author copy).


Bachour, O., 2019. “Alienation and Animal Labour.” In Charlotte E. Blattner, Kendra Coulter, and Will Kymlicka. Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice? Oxford University Press, 116–138.

Blattner, C.E., 2019. “The Recognition of Animal Sentience by the Law.” Journal of Animal Ethics, 9(2): 121–136.

Donaldson, S. and Kymlicka, W., 2019. “Animal Labour in a Post-Work Society.” In Charlotte E. Blattner, Kendra Coulter, and Will Kymlicka (eds).  Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice? Oxford University Press, 207-227.

Fischer, B. and Milburn, J. 2019. “In Defence of Backyard Chickens.” Journal of Applied Philosophy, 36(1): 108–123.

Gibson, J., 2019. “Just Fanciers: Transformative Justice by Way of Fancy Rat Breeding as a Loving Form of Life.” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 32: 105–126.

King, S. et al (ed.)., 2019. Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food. Fordham University Press.

Milburn, J., 2019. “Vegetarian Eating.” In Herbert L. Meiselman (eds). Handbook of Eating and Drinking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Springer, 1-20.

Nguyen, N.H., 2019. “Bird Play: Raising Red-Whiskered Bulbuls and (Re)Inventing Urban ‘Nature’ in Contemporary Vietnam.” Contemporary Social Science, 16(1):57-70. 

Pepper, A., 2019. “Adapting to Climate Change: What We Owe to Other Animals.” Journal of Applied Philosophy, 36(4): 592–607.

Weisberg, Z., 2019. “The Problem with the Personhood Argument.” ASEBL Journal, 14(1): 33–36.


Blattner, C. E. 2018. “Tackling Concentrated Animal Agriculture in the Middle East through Standards of Investment, Export Credits, and Trade.” Middle East Law and Governance, 10(2): 141–159.

Donaldson, S. and Kymlicka, W.. 2018. “Children and Animals.” In Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder, and Jurgen De Wispelaere (eds). The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, 282–293. (Author copy).

Kymlicka, W. 2018. “Human Rights without Human Supremacism.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 48(6): 763–792. (Author copy)

Kymlicka, W. and Donaldson, S., 2018. “Metics, Members and Citizens.” In Democratic Inclusion: Rainer Bauböck in Dialogue. Manchester University Press, 160–182. (Author copy)

Kymlicka, W. and Donaldson, S., 2018. “Rights.” In Lori Gruen (ed). Critical Terms for Animal Studies. University Of Chicago Press, 320–336. (Author copy)

Milburn, J. 2018. “Death-Free Dairy? The Ethics of Clean Milk.” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 31(2): 261–279.

Milburn, J. 2018. “Nozick’s Libertarian Critique of Regan.” Between the Species 21(1): 68–93.

Pepper, A. 2018. “Delimiting Justice: Animal, Vegetable, Ecosystem?” Les Ateliers de l’éthique / The Ethics Forum, 13(1): 210–230.

Van Patter, L., Tyler Flockhart, Jason Coe, Olaf Berke, Rodrigo Goller, Alice Hovorka, and Shane Bateman. 2018. “Perceptions of Community Cats and Preferences for Their Management in Guelph, Ontario. Part I: A Quantitative Analysis.” The Canadian Veterinary Journal / La Revue vétérinaire canadienne, 60(1):  41–47.

Van Patter, L., Tyler Flockhart, Jason Coe, Olaf Berke, Rodrigo Goller, Alice Hovorka, and Shane Bateman. 2018. “Perceptions of Community Cats and Preferences for Their Management in Guelph, Ontario. Part II: A Qualitative Analysis.” The Canadian Veterinary Journal / La Revue vétérinaire canadienne 60(1): 48–54.

Van Patter, L., and Hovorka, A.J., 2018. “‘Of Place’ or ‘of People’: Exploring the Animal Spaces and Beastly Places of Feral Cats in Southern Ontario.” Social & Cultural Geography, 19(2): 275–295.

Weisberg, Z. 2018.“Thinking Big: Uniting Feminism and Animal Liberation in the Age of #MeToo and #Times Up.” Animal Liberation Currents (blog).


Blattner, C. E. 2017. “Can Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Help Overcome Regulatory Gaps of Animal Law? Insights from Trophy Hunting.” American Journal of International Law Unbound 111: 419–424.

Donaldson, S. and Kymlicka, W., 2017. “Animals in Political Theory.” In Linda Kalof (ed). The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies. Oxford University Press, 43–64. (Author copy).

Johannsen, K. 2017. “Animal Rights and the Problem of r-Strategists.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 20(2): 333-345. (Author copy)

Kymlicka, W. 2017. “Afterword: Realigning Multiculturalism and Animal Rights.” In Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues and Les Mitchell (eds). Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism. The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series, Springer, 295–304. (Author copy).

Kymlicka, W. 2017. “Review of Garner and O’Sullivan (eds). The Political Turn in Animal Ethics. Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.” Animal Studies Journal, 6(1): 175–181.

Kymlicka, W. 2017. “Social Membership: Animal Law beyond the Property/Personhood Impasse.” Dalhousie Law Journal, 40: 123–155.

Kymlicka, W. and Donaldson, S., 2017. “Inclusive Citizenship Beyond the Capacity Contract.” In Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad, and Maarten Vink (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship. Oxford University Press, 838-859. (Author copy). 

Lopez, A., 2017. ‘The Taming of Savagery’: Kantian Perspectives on Animal Embodiment and Human Dignity.

Milburn, J. 2017. “Nonhuman animals as property holders: An exploration of the Lockean labour-mixing account.” Environmental Values, 26(5): 629-648. (Author copy).

Milburn, J. 2017. “Robert Nozick on Nonhuman Animals: Rights, Value and the Meaning of Life.” In Andrew Woodhall and Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade (eds). Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues. Springer, 97-120. (Author copy).

Milburn, J. 2017. “The Animal Lovers’ Paradox? On the Ethics of ‘Pet Food.’” In Christine Overall (ed). Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals. Oxford University Press, 187–202. (Author copy). 

Overall, C. 2017. “Throw Out the Dog? Death, Longevity, and Companion Animals.” In Christine Overall (ed). Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals. Oxford University Press, 249–63.

Pepper, A. 2017. “Justice for Animals in a Globalising World.” In Andrew Woodhall and Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade (eds). Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues. Springer, 149-175. (Author copy).

Pepper, A. 2017. Political Liberalism, Human Cultures, and Nonhuman Lives. In Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., Mitchell, L. (eds) Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism. The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series. Palgrave Macmillan,. 

Weisberg, Z.  2017.“Animal Assisted Intervention and Citizenship Theory.” In Christine Overall (ed). Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals. Oxford University Press, 218–233.

Weisberg, Z. “Reinventing Left Humanism: Towards an Interspecies Emancipatory Project.” In Andrew Woodhall and Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade (eds). Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues. Springer, 121–148.


Bailey, C., 2016. Affection, comprehension et langage: L’être-au-monde animal dans les interpretations phénoménologiques d’Aristote du jeune Heidegger. Phénoménologie de la vie animale, 121-158.

Donaldson, S. and Kymlicka, W., 2016. “Comment: Between Wild and Domesticated: Rethinking Categories and Boundaries in Response to Animal Agency.” In Bernice Bovenkerk and Jozef Keulartz (eds). Animal Ethics in the Age of Humans: Blurring Boundaries in Human-Animal Relationships. Springer, 225–239. (Author copy).

Donaldson, S. and Kymlicka, W., 2016. “Make It So: Envisioning the Zoopolitical Revolution.” In Paola Cavalieri (ed). Philosophy and the Politics of Animal Liberation. Palgrave Macmillan, 71–116. (Author copy)

Donaldson, S. and Kymlicka, W., 2016. “Rethinking Membership and Participation in an Inclusive Democracy: Cognitive Disability, Children, Animals.” In Barbara Arneil and Nancy Hirschmann (eds).  Disability and Political Theory. Cambridge University Press, 168–197. (Author copy)

Kymlicka, W. and Donaldson, S., 2016. “Locating Animals in Political Philosophy.” Philosophy Compass, 11(11): 692–701. (Author copy).

Milburn, J. 2016. “Chewing Over In Vitro Meat: Animal Ethics, Cannibalism and Social Progress.” Res Publica, 22(3): 249–265. (Author copy)

Neimanis, A. and Bailey, C., 2016. Editorial Introduction: Becoming Ecofeminisms/Devenirs écoféministes. PhaenEx, 11(1), pp.i-vi.

Pepper, A. 2016. “Beyond Anthropocentrism: Cosmopolitanism and Nonhuman Animals.” Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, 9(2). (Author copy).