Welcome to our FEWD animal advocacy bibliography!


2. Books / Anthologies plus Dissertations


Arluke, Arnold 2004. Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty (2007 Paperback). West Lafayette, IN, Purdue University Press.

Balluch, Martin 2009. Widerstand in der Demokratie. Ziviler Ungehorsam und konfrontative Kampagnen. Wien, Promedia.

Balluch, Martin 2011. Tierschützer. Staatsfeind: In den Fängen von Polizei und Justiz. Wien, Promedia.

Bauer, Frances 1975. Animal rights and human duties. (Dissertation; Concordia University – Canada) Ann Arbor, MI, ProQuest. First Dissertation supporting animal and rights.

Beers, Diane L 2006. For the Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States. Athens, OH, Swallow Press / Ohio University Press.

Benton, Ted 1993. Natural Relations. Ecology, Animal Rights and Social Justice. London, Verso.

Best, Steven / Nocella, Anthony J, (eds.) 2004. Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals New York, Lantern Books.

Blackwelder, Brent F. 1975. A refutation of the major arguments against ascribing rights to animals. (Dissertation, University of Maryland College Park; One of the first dissertations with title animal and rights). Ann Arbor, ProQuest.

Bronner, Simon 2008. Killing Tradition: Inside Hunting and Animal Rights Controversies. Lexington, University Press of Kentucky.

Carson, Jennifer Varriale 2010. The criminal conduct of radical environmental and animal rights groups: A rational choice perspective on morality (Disseration, University of Maryland, College Park). Ann Arbor, ProQuest.

Cherry, Elizabeth. 2016. Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States. New York, NY, Routledge.   

Clarke, Paul A.B /  Linzey, Andrew (eds.) 1990. Political Theory and Animal Rights. London, Pluto Press.

Clarke, Paul A.B /  Linzey, Andrew (eds.) 2002. Das Recht der Tiere in der menschlichen Gesellschaft. Wien, Guthmann-Peterson Verlag.

Cooney, Nick 2010. Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us about Spreading Social Change. New York, NY, Lantern Books.

Corman, Lauren E. 2014. The ventriloquist's burden? Animals, voice, and politics. (Dissertation). Ann Arbor, MI, ProQuest.

Cravens, Mary Jean 2010. Men in the animal rights movement (Dissertation 2009). Ann Arbor, MI, ProQuest.

Donovan, Josephine / Adams, Carol J. (eds.) 1996. Beyond Animal Rights. A Feminist Caring Ethic for the Treatment of Animals. New York, NY, Continuum.

Finsen, Lawrence / Finsen, Susan 1994. The Animal Rights Movement in America: From Compassion to Respect. New York, NY, Twayne Publishers.

Fontenay, Elisabeth de 2012. Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights (PostHumanities). Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press.

Francione, Gary L. 1996. Rain without Thunder. The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement. Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press.

Freeman, Carrie Packwood 2008. Struggling for ideological integrity in the social movement framing process: How U.S. animal rights organizations frame values and ethical ideology in food advocacy communication  (Dissertation, University of Oregon). Ann Arbor, MI, ProQuest.

Gaarder, Emily 2005. Connecting Inequalities: Women and the Animal Rights Movement. (Arizona State University). Dissertation.

Gaarder, Emily 2011. Women and the Animal Rights Movement. New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press.

Garner, Robert 2005. The Political Theory of Animal Rights (Perspectives on Democratization). Manchester, Manchester University Press.

Garner, Robert 1998. Political Animals: Animal Protection Politics in Britain and the United States. London, Macmillan Press.

Garner, Robert (ed.) 1996. Animal Rights: The Changing Debate. New York, NY, New York University Press.

Girgen, Jen 2008. Constructing animal rights activism as a social threat: Claims-making in the 'New York Times' and in congressional hearings (Dissertation). Tallahassee, FL, The Florida State University.

Guither, Harold D. 1998. Animal Rights: History and Scope of a Radical Social Movement. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press.

Hall, Lee 2006. Capers in the Churchyard: Animal Rights Advocacy in the Age of Terror. Darien, Nectar Bat Press.

Hardy, David T. 1990. Americas New Extremists: What You Need to Know About the Animal Rights Movement. Washington, D.C., Washington Legal Foundation.

Henshaw, David 1989. Animal Warfare. London, Fontana.

Imhoff, Daniel (ed.) 2010. The CAFO Reader. The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. Berkeley, CA, University of California Press.

*Jasper, James M /  Nelkin, Dorothy 1992. The Animal Rights Crusade. The Growth of a Moral Protest. New York, NY, Free Press.

*Kean, Hilda 1998. Animal Rights. Political and Social Change in Britain since 1800. London, Reaktion Books.

*Kymlicka, Will / Donaldson, Sue 2011. Zoopolis. A Political Theory of Animal Rights. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Libby, Ronald T. 1999. Eco-Wars: Political Campaigns and Social Movements. New York, NY, Columbia University Press.

Liddick, Don 2006. Eco-Terrorism: Radical Environmental and Animal Liberation Movement. Westport, CT, Praeger.

Li, Hon-Lam /  Yeung, Anthony (eds.) 2007. New Essays in Applied Ethics: Animal Rights, Personhood, and the Ethics of Killing. New York, NY, Palgrave Macmillan.

Linnemann, Manuela (ed.) 2000. Brüder - Bestien - Automaten. Das Tier im abendländischen Denken. Erlangen, Harald Fischer Verlag.

Lovitz, Dara 2010. Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism. New York, Lantern Books.

Mackinger, Christof / Pack, Birgit (eds.) 2011. §278a: Gemeint sind wir alle!   Der Prozess gegen die Tierbefreiungs-Bewegung und seine Hintergründe. Wien, Mandelbaum Verlag.

Magel, Charles R. 1981. A Bibliography on Animal Rights and Related Matters. Washington, Univ. Press of America.

Magel, Charles R. 1989. Keyguide to Information Sources in Animal Rights. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.

Manzo, Bettina 1994. Animal Rights Movement in the U. S., 1975-1990: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press.

Michael, George (Ed.). 2014. Extremism in America. Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida. Chapter: The radical environmental and animal liberation movements / Donald R. Liddick.

Milligan, Tony 2010. Beyond Animal Rights: Food, Pets and Ethics. London, Continuum.

Munro, Lyle 2001. Compassionate Beasts. The Quest for Animal Rights. Westport, CT, Praeger.

*Munro, Lyle 2005. Confronting Cruelty. Moral Orthodoxy and the Challenge of the Animal Rights Movement. Human-Animal Studies.  (Dissertation). Leiden, Brill Academic.     

Mütherich, Birgit ²2004, 2000. Die Problematik der Mensch-Tier-Beziehung in der Soziologie: Weber, Marx und die Frankfurter Schule. (Magisterarbeit, 1997). Münster, LIT Verlag.

Nibert, David 2002. Animal Rights/Human Rights. Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Noske, Barbara 1997. Beyond boundaries: humans and animals - revised edition. Montreal, Black Rose Books.

Noske, Barbara 2008. Die Entfremdung der Lebewesen. Die Ausbeutung im tierindustriellen Komplex und die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion von Speziesgrenzen (1987 Beyond boundaries).  Wien, Guthmann-Peterson.

Pachirat, Timothy 2011. Every Twelve Seconds. Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight (Yale Agrarian Studies). New Haven, CT, Yale University Press.

*Palmer, Clare (ed.) 2008. Animal Rights. Clare Palmer. Series: The International Library of Essays on Rights. Aldershot, GB, Ashgate Publishing Company.

Peggs, Kay 2012. Animals and Sociology (Palgrave MacMillan Animal Ethics). Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan.

Petrus, Klaus 2013. Tierrechtsbewegung.  Geschichte | Theorie | Aktivismus. Münster, Unrast Verlag.

Regan, Tom  /  Singer, Peter (ed.) ²1989, 1976. Animal Rights and Human Obligations. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall.

Roscher, Mieke 2009. Ein Königreich für Tiere. Die Geschichte der britischen Tierrechtsbewegung. (2008 Dissertation Universität Bremen). Marburg, Tectum.

Sanbonmatsu, John, (ed.) 2011. Critical Theory and Animal Liberation (Nature's Meaning). Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Segal, Jerome. 2020. Animal Radical. Histoire et sociologie de l'antispécisme. Montreal, Lux éditeur.

Sherry, Clifford J. 2009. Animal Rights: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (1. Edition 1994). Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO

Shirley, Wesley D. 2012. When Activism Is Terrorism: Special Interest Politics and State Repression of the Animal Rights Movement (Dissertation, University of Oregon). Ann Arbor, ProQuest.

Silverstein, Helena 1996. Unleashing Rights. Law, Meaning, and the Animal Rights Movement (Dissertation 1992). Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press.

Simons, John 2001. Animal Rights and the Politics of Literary Representation. London, Palgrave Macmillan.

Singer, Peter (ed.) 2006. In Defense of Animals. The Second Wave. Malden, MA, Blackwell.

Smith, Wesley J. 2010. A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement. Foreword by Dean Koontz. New York, NY, Encounter Books.

Socha, Kim 2014. Animal Liberation and Atheism. Dismantling the Procrustean Bed. Minneapolis, MN, Freethought House.

Steeves, Peter H. (ed.) 1999. Animal Others. On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press.

Stull, Donald D. /  Broadway, Michael J. ²2012, 2003. Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues). Belmont, CA, Wadsworth Publishing.

Stull, Donald D. /  Broadway, Michael J. /  Griffith, David  (eds.) 1995. Any Way You Cut It: Meat Processing and Small-Town America. Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas.

Tester, Keith 1991. Animals and Society: The Humanity of Animal Rights. London, Routledge.

Torres, Bob 2008. Making a Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights. Oakland, CA, AK Press.       

Traini, Christophe 2016. The Animal Rights Struggle: An Essay in Historical Sociology (Protest and Social Movements). Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press. Open Access at

Treanor, Nick (ed.) 2005. Animal Rights (History of Issues). Farmington Hills, MI, Greenhaven Press, Imprint of Thomson Gale=

Vialles, Noelie 1994. Animal to Edible. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Waldau, Paul /  Patton, Kimberley (ed.) 2006. A Communion of Subjects. Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics.

Wand, Kelly (ed.) 2003. The Animal Rights Movement (American Social Movements). San Diego, CA, Greenhaven Press, Imprint of Thomson Gale.

Wiedenmann, Rainer E. 2008. Tiere, Moral und Gesellschaft. Grundzüge einer soziologischen Theorie der Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen. Wiesbaden, Leske + Budrich.

Wilkie, Rhoda 2010. Livestock/Deadstock: Working with Farm Animals from Birth to Slaughter (Animals, Culture, and Society). Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press.