This blog is all but defunct. I’ll occasionally post personal updates (mostly relating to the animals, of course) because this is my long-standing internet home, but I will not post any new professional/academic matters here. Should that sort of content interest you, then you can check misanthropology.ca when I get back to writing, perhaps in a few weeks.
Otherwise, I’ll keep this site online into the foreseeable future: some hapless soul might want to read something I’ve written. Here is a list of some of the better posts I’ve made, so as to facilitate finding that obscure post on animal cruelty and “Game of Thrones” (or whatever).
Animal Welfare in Ontario and Canada
- The Animal Abuse Authorization Act of 2012 (B-47, Jack MacLaren’s Bill)
- Misleading Reporting on Bill 47
- The Continued Moral Depravity of the OSPCA
- The Paws R Us Settlement
- I’m Speechless!
- The Euphemism of Euthanasia
- OSPCA and Euthanasia
- Kevin Newman’s “No Country for Animals”
- The Meaning of “Humane”
- The OSPCA vs. The THS
“Critical” Animal Studies
- Pets Are Not Animals
- No, It’s Not Just Animal Ethicists Who Are “Barking Mad”–It’s All of Us!
- “Thinking About Animals” at Brock University
- Key Readings in Critical Animal Studies
- What’s So “Critical” About Critical Animal Studies?
Social & Political Theory & Sociology
- Bees and Women Compared
- Political Animals: Bees
- Influential Texts
- John Locke on Dominion
- John Locke’s Naturalistic Understanding of Animals
- Antonin Scalia, Reader of Walter Benjamin
- In Defense of Flogging
- Ranking Sociology?
- Why Sociology?
- Regarding American Sociology
Television and Movies
- The Politics of “True Blood” (Again)
- An Eleventh Thesis on “True Blood”
- Ten Theses on “True Blood”
- Being Vegan and Watching “Game of Thrones”
- Uncolonizable (On “Battle: Los Angeles”)
And, of Course, the Pets
- Mickey: December 9, 2011; December 9, 2010; December 9, 2009; December 9, 2008; December 9, 2007; December 26, 2006
- Minnie: July 5, 2011; July 5, 2010; July 5, 2009; July 5, 2008; July 5, 2007
- Calvin: January 25, 2012; January 25, 2011; January 25, 2010; A Month in the Life of Calvin
- Hugo: June 15, 2012; June 15, 2011; June 15, 2010
- Igge: February 1, 2012; February 1, 2011;