Agency, Domination and Resistance: Animal Rights in an Unjust World


Angie Pepper (University of Roehampton)

Eva Meijer (Wageningen University & Research)

Josh Milburn (University of Sheffield):

Wednesday 9th September

Session 1 Power and freedom

2.30pm – 3.00pmWelcome and Introductions

3.00pm – 4.00pm – Chiara Stefanoni – Conceptualising Animal Resistance:  Questions and Approaches

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Eva Meijer – Wise Elk: Power and Animal Agency

5.30pm – 6.30pm – Alok Hisarwala Gupta: “Captive Elephant Exception: Animal Rights in India” 

Thursday 10th September

Session 2 Activism and the Law

9.30am – 10.30am – Charlotte Blattner – Animal Agency and the Law

10.30am – 11.30am –Katharina Braun – Tierbefreier e.V. v. Germany: A Legal Perspective on Animal Activism and Deliberative Democracy

12.00pm – 1.00pm – Alasdair Cochrane and Mara Daria-Cojacaru – Veganism as Political Solidarity

Session 3 Wild animal agency and human intervention

2.30pm – 3.30pm – Bernice Bovenkerk – Enabling Wild Animal Agency through Technology

3.30pm – 4.30pm – Eze Paez – Wild Animal Suffering: The Freedom-based Approach

5.00pm – 6.00pm – Julius Kapembwa – Who is Dominating Who? The Problem of Predation by Tribal Peoples

Friday 11th September

Session 4 Animal agency in community

9.30am – 10.30am – Angie Pepper – Political Animals: Community, Resistance, and Deliberation

10. 30am – 11.30am – Josh Milburn – Animal Agricultural Workers: The Case of (in Vitro) Meat

12.00pm – 1.00pmZipporah Weisberg – Interspecies Friendship Online: Lessons and Dangers

Session 5 Animal agency in community II

2.00pm – 3.00pm – Diego Rosello – The Animal Condition in the Human Condition: Rethinking Arendt’s Political Theory Beyond the Human Species

3.30pm – 4.30pm Jasmine Gunkel – Do I really Have to Say ‘Feed Two Birds with One Scone’?

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Andy Lamey – Equal Consideration of Animal Resources

Abstracts can be found Here

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