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Queen's University

Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law & Ethics (APPLE)

giraffes eating apples

In the burgeoning field of critical animal studies, Queen’s Philosophy is establishing a home for scholars focused on the ethical, legal and political dimensions of human-animal relationships. We live in an unprecedented era of animal exploitation, habitat destruction, and species loss, prompting many to reconsider the ethics and sustainability of our treatment of non-human animals.  Our goal is to help bring ‘the animal question’ into the mainstream of academic research and public debate in Canada, focusing in particular on the moral, legal and political dimensions of how human-animal relations are governed. Please contact Will Kymlicka ( for further information. 


Image by JMcArthur/WeAnimals: "Shante and DiMaggio at the apple tree"

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