What Can an Animal Liberation Perspective Contribute to Environmental Education?

  • Jan OakleyEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)


This chapter discusses three contributions an animal liberation perspective can offer to environmental education theory and practice. These include an approach to socioecological justice that accounts for speciesism, a framework for challenging humanism, and support for humane food choices that consider the experiences of other species and the environmental impact of a standardized, meat-centric diet. Humane education—as an advocacy pedagogy that is grounded in an intersectionalist vision of social justice and that foregrounds human-animal relations—is discussed as one possibility for environmental educators to incorporate an anti-speciesist perspective in their practice.


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  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Women’s Studies DepartmentLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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