Welcome to the multi- and interdisciplinary platform!

***Information about the FEWD organized Vienna Animal Advocacy Lecture- VAAL at University of Vienna   and the FEWD Bibliography on Animal Advocacy in the Social Sciences ***

Since 2001 the FEWD at the University of Vienna has coordinated the internationally oriented, multi- and interdisciplinary platform The main objective of this AA platform is to motivate and support master / doctoral students and more established researchers, especially post-docs, to conduct research on animal advocacy. The umbrella term 'animal advocacy' covers relevant discourses in the context of animal welfare / law / rights / liberation and their movements. Especially in newer academic research and publications, the term animal advocacy is used with this meaning. This platform connects and supports academic research on animal advocacy and related topics in a variety of ways: We have had great pleasure in inviting particularly relevant researchers to speak at the 'Vienna Animal Advocacy lectures' at University of Vienna. We assist students and young researchers in attending relevant European conferences. We organise a bibliography with an internal full text archive for animal advocacy with entries dating back to 1970. In terms of publication, the multidisciplinary AAP team maintains dialogue with relevant editorial members of the leading Animal Advocacy journals, especially those of 'Society and Animals', 'Politics and Animals', 'Journal of Animal Ethics' as well as a number of animal law and animal welfare journals. For more information please contact us at: ( & are forwarded here to our FEWD AA Platform page at )

Please visit also the Students for animal welfare and animal rights - SAWAR