Below at our Animal Advocacy country overview page, you find a selection of important multidisciplinary research analyses on animal advocacy (movements) related to different countries / regions.
These articles are especially relevant for the planned FEWD research project on “Animal Advocacy in CEE – Central and Eastern Europe.” And the related central FEWD project part “The
Animal Advocacy Online Anthology“, see https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/anthology/  

This project is in several aspects part of the thematic broader FEWD project
"Humanistic discourses, civil society and social movements in 
BulgariaRomania and the Western Balkans

Especially important is to establish the animal advocacy topics in the already well-established European Sociological Association Research Network Social Movements and the two Social Movement committees at the International Sociological Association See https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/social-sciences/movement/   and  https://fewd.univie.ac.at/humanism/sources/handbooks-social-movements/

A general animal advocacy bibliography dealing with the more theoretical topics is online at https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/bibliography/articles/

Especially worth to mention is “Politics and Animals”, a peer reviewed open-source journal since 2015. See a selection of most relevant articles for this FEWD project. See https://fewd.univie.ac.at/aa/journals/politics-and-animals/

 For many researchers, the following selection of articles about animal advocacy in different countries / regions are at the moment the leading (classic) research analyses.

Aavik, Kadri 2018 The animal advocacy movement in the Baltic states: links to other social justice issues and possibilities for intersectional activism. Journal of Baltic Studies, 49:4, 509-527.

Bertuzzi, Niccolo 2019. Contemporary animal advocacy in Italy. Modern Italy: Journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy 24 (1): 1-20. (1): 1-20.

Chen, Peter John 2016. Animal Welfare in Australia. Politics and Policy. Sydney, Sydney University Press. https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/products/83132?

Cherry, Elizabeth. 2016. Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States. New York, NY, Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Culture-and-Activism-Animal-Rights-in-France-and-the-United-States/Cherry/p/book/9781472476746   

Diaz Carmona, Estela 2012. Profile of the Vegan Animal Rights Activist in Spain. Revista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas 139: 175-187.

Garner, Robert 2008. The Politics of Animal Rights. British Politics 3 (1): 110-119.

Herzog, Harold A. 1993. “The movement is my life”: The psychology of animal rights activism. Journal of Social Issues 49: 103 - 119.

Jasper, James M. 2011. Emotions and Social Movements. Twenty Years of Theory and Research. Annual Review of Sociology 37: 285-303.

Jacobsson, Kerstin / Lindblom, Jonas 2012. Moral Reflexivity and Dramaturgical Action in Social Movement Activism: The Case of the Plowshares and Animal Rights Sweden. Social Movement Studies 11 (1): 41-60.

Kaluđerovic, Zeljko, 2022. Bioethics, Legislation and Non-Human Animals – Review of the situation in the Republic of Serbia. https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=1074368

Kerstin Jacobsson, 2013. Channeling and enrollment: The institutional shaping of animal rights activism in Poland. In. Jacobsson, Kerstin / Saxonberg, Steven (ed.) Beyond NGO-ization? The development of social movements in Central, Eastern Europe … https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kerstin-Jacobsson   

Kerstin Jacobsson, 2012. Fragmentation of the collective action space: The animal rights movement in Poland. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21599165.2012.720570    

Kovacevic, Bozo 2010. A Manifesto of Animal Rights Movement: On Speciesism or Discrimination on the Basis of Species. Revija za sociologiju 40 (3): 337-343.

Macauley, David 1987. Political Animals: A Study of the Emerging Animal Rights Movement in the United States. Between the Species 3: 66-75.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2016. Overcoming Sociological Naïveté in the Animal Rights Movement. Theory in Action 9 (1): 52-82.

Mills, Gordon 2013. The successes and failures of policing animal rights extremism in the UK 2004-2010. International Journal of Police Science and Management 15 (1): 30-44.

Munro, Lyle 2012.  Learning and Teaching Guide on the animal rights movement in theory and practice, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1751-9020.2012.00462.x/abstract   This guide accompanies the following article:

Munro, Lyle 2012. The Animal Rights Movement in Theory and Practice: A Review of the Sociological Literature. Sociology Compass 6(2): 166-181.

Pellow, David N. / Brehm, Hollie Nyseth 2015. From the New Ecological Paradigm to Total Liberation: The Emergence of a Social Movement Frame. Sociological Quarterly 56 (1): 185-212 Free Access! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tsq.12084/abstract .

Segal, Jerome. 2020. Animal Radical. Histoire et sociologie de l'antispécisme. Montreal, Lux éditeur. https://luxediteur.com/catalogue/animal-radical/

Siisiainen, Martti 2004. The Newness of the Movements for Animal Rights in Finland. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 41 (1): 79-101.

Sorenson, John 2010. About Canada: Animal Rights. Halifax, Fernwood Publication.

Traini, Christophe 2016. The Animal Rights Struggle: An Essay in Historical Sociology (Protest and Social Movements). Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press. Open Access at http://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31889

Traini, Christophe 2012. Between Disgust And Moral Outrage: Sociogenesis Of An Activist Practice. Revue francaise de science politique 62 (4): 559-581.

Villanueva, Gonzalo. 2015. “In the Corridors of Power”: How the Animal Movement Changed Australian Politics, 1979-1991. Australian Journal of Politics and History 61 (4): 546-561.

Vukelic, Jelisaveta 2012. Emotions and social movements. The case of the animal rights and welfare movement in Serbia. Sociologija 54 (1): 185-204.

Walby, Kevin / Monaghan, Jeffrey 2011. Private Eyes and Public Order: Policing and Surveillance in the Suppression of Animal Rights Activists in Canada. Social Movement Studies 10 (1): 21-37.

Yates, Roger 2011. Criminalizing protests about animal abuse. Recent Irish experience in global context. Crime, Law and Social Change 55 (5): 469-482.

Yates, Roger 2010. Making a Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights. Sociology 44 (1): 171-172.

York, Richard 2004. Humanity and inhumanity. Toward a sociology of the slaughterhouse. Organization and Environment 17 (2): 260-265.