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The Animals and Society Institute is a nonprofit, independent research and educational organization that advances the status of animals in public policy, and promotes the study of human-animal relationships.
ICAS was established to promote critical animal studies initiatives, eliminate the domination and oppression of animals, and to transform higher education into a more inclusive environment for all species.
The purpose of the Section on Animals and Society is to encourage and support the development of theory, research and teaching about the complex relationships that exist between humans and other animals. In the process, it is anticipated that the light we shed on these issues will increase the well-being of both humans and other animals.
Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) seeks to expand humankind’s understanding and appreciation of other animals, improving the ways in which they are treated in today’s society. Tom Regan is the co-founder.
The Journal combines a heightened level of academic scrutiny of animals in visual culture, with a less formal and more experimental format designed to cross the boundaries of academic knowledge, in order to appeal to diverse audiences including artists and the general public alike.