The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies

  • Jennifer Maher
  • Harriet Pierpoint
  • Piers Beirne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jennifer Maher, Harriet Pierpoint, Piers Beirne
    Pages 1-12
  3. The Abuse of Domesticated Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. James Yeates, David Bowles
      Pages 15-38
    3. Arnold Arluke, Leslie Irvine
      Pages 39-57
    4. Piers Beirne, Jennifer Maher, Harriet Pierpoint
      Pages 59-85
    5. Angus Nurse
      Pages 87-106
    6. Arnold Arluke, Gary Patronek, Randall Lockwood, Allison Cardona
      Pages 107-129
    7. Jennifer Maher, Harriet Pierpoint, Claire Lawson
      Pages 131-156
  4. The Abuse of Animals Used in Farming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Erika Cudworth
      Pages 159-177
    3. Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser
      Pages 179-199
  5. The Abuse of Animals in the Wild

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Angus Nurse
      Pages 203-222
    3. Jennifer Maher, Tanya Wyatt
      Pages 223-247
  6. The Abuse of Animals Used in Entertainment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Jordan E. Mazurek
      Pages 313-336
    3. Claire Lawson
      Pages 337-362
  7. The Abuse of Animals in Vivisection and Scientific Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Allie Phillips, Anthony Bellotti
      Pages 365-387
    3. André Menache
      Pages 389-413
  8. The Abuse of Animals by Agents of the State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Krithika Srinivasan, Rajesh Kasturirangan
      Pages 433-452
    3. Ryan Hediger
      Pages 475-494
  9. Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. Maya Gupta, Lisa Lunghofer, Kenneth Shapiro
      Pages 497-518
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 519-548

About this book


This Handbook fills a large gap in current scholarly literature on animal abuse studies. It moves considerably beyond the debate that has traditionally dominated the discourse of animal abuse – the link between one-on-one interpersonal violence and animal abuse – and towards those institutionalised forms of animal abuse which are routine, everyday, socially acceptable and invisibilised. Chapters from expert contributors raise issues such as: the use of animals as edibles; vivisection; animal sexual assault; animals used in sport and hunting; animal trafficking; the use of animals by youth gangs, by other groups and in war; species extinction; and the passivity of national and international organisations in combating animal abuse. The Handbook is a unique text: it is essential reading for students, researchers, academics, activists and policy makers involved in understanding and preventing animal abuse.


Animal abuse cruelty harms to animals green criminology species justice animal studies victims victimology animal rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Maher
    • 1
  • Harriet Pierpoint
    • 2
  • Piers Beirne
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for CriminologyUniversity of South Wales PontypriddUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for CriminologyUniversity of South Wales PontypriddUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Criminology DepartmentUniversity of Southern MainePortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-43182-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43183-7
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