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Welcome to the multidisciplinary platform
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 In the year 1986 a group of students and academics at University of Vienna, Salzburg and Graz formed the multidisciplinary Austrian platform “Students for animal welfare and animal rights - SAWAR”. Inspired by the 1975 published book “Animal Liberation” by Prof. Peter Singer. And especially motivated by Prof. Tom Regans book “The Case for Animal Rights” from 1983. This book was the first book in western history which received internationally attention on this topic in the leading academic discourses all over the world.
From 1986 till the founding of the FEWD in the year 2001 members of the SAWAR searched regularly in all relevant databases. They collected books and especially articles from peer-reviewed journals for seminars, reading and discussion circle.

Since 2001 the FEWD organizes all relevant articles – back to 1970 – in a bibliography and additionally in an internal full text archive for animal advocacy. (For more information please send us an email)The umbrella term animal advocacy should cover relevant discourses in the context of animal welfare / rights /liberation and their movements. Especially in newer academic research and publications the term animal advocacy is used with this meaning.
See at our bibliography and country pages.  

So the main goal of the FEWD coordinated animal-advocacy platform – online at https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/  - is since 1986 to motivate and support  master / doctoral students and more established researcher – especially post-docs – to do research on the different topics of animal advocacy.

 For more information please contact us.

Forschungsstelle für Ethik und Wissenschaft im Dialog - FEWD
Universität Wien
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A-1010 Wien
T: +43-1-4277-474 71
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