Partners and Resources of RAW


Academic Resources:

    Here is a list of academic and popular journals, publications, and articles that offer a broad spectrum of perspectives on animal well-being - and help to elucidate the contradictions, problems, and possible solutions in advocating for animals. Note: not all of these authors, scholars, or researchers necessarily represent our collective viewpoint(s) at RAW, but we believe that reading widely and engaging critically with a variety of opinions is imperative for being savvy advocates. Please feel free to send us your personal favorites to post - including readings that are controversial and worthy of further discussion or consideration.



Advice and Inspiration for Activists

  • Abrahamson, Jennifer Sweet Relief: The Marla Ruzicka Story (2006)
  • Adams, Carol J. Living Among Meat Eaters (2001)
  • Alinsky, Saul D. Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals (1971)
  • Kush, Christopher The One-Hour Activist (2004)
  • Shaw, Randy The Activist's Handbook: A Primer (1996)


Animal Ethics / Philosophy

  • Armstrong, S. J. (ed.) The Animal Ethics Reader (2003)
  • Atterton, Peter (ed.) Animal Philosophy (2004)
  • Hearne, Vicki Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name (1982)
  • Pollan, Michael The Omnivore's Dilemma (2006)
  • Regan, Tom The Case for Animal Rights (1983)
  • Defending Animal Rights (2001)
  • Singer, Peter Animal Liberation (1975)
  • Singer, Peter (ed.) In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave (2005)


Animal Law

  • Cavalieri, Paola (ed.) The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity (1994)
  • Francione, Gary L. Animals, Property, and the Law (1995)
  • Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? (2000)
  • Wise, Steven M. Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights (2003)
  • Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals (2001)


History of Animal Ethics

  • Beers, Diane L. For the Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States (2006)
  • Bekoff, Marc Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (1998)
  • Iacobbo, K. & M. Vegetarian America: A History (2004)
  • Perkins, David Romanticism and Animal Rights (2006)
  • Spencer, Colin Vegetarianism: A History (1993)
  • Turner, James Reckoning with the Beast: Animals, Pain, and Humanity in the Victorian Mind (1980)


Animal Studies / Theory

  • Derrida, Jaques "Eating Well", or the Calculation of the Subject (1988)
  • The Animal that Therefore I Am (More to Follow) (1997)
  • Wolfe, Cary Animal Rites (2003)
  • Wolfe, Cary (ed.) Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (2003)


Interrelated Human and Animal Oppressions

  • Adams, Carol J. The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990)
  • Rothfels, Nigel Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo (2002)
  • Sax, Boria Animals in the Third Reich (2000)
  • Schlosser, Eric Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001)
  • Spiegel, Marjorie The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery (1996)


Representing Animals

  • Baker, Steve Picturing the Beast (1993)
  • The Postmodern Animal (2000)
  • Ham, Jennifer (ed.) Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History (1997)
  • Noelker, Frank Captive Beauty: Zoo Portraits (2004)
  • Rothfels, Nigel (ed.) Representing Animals (2002)
  • Simons, John Animal Rights and the Politics of Literary Representation (2002)


Companion Animals

  • Coppinger, R. & L. Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, and Evolution (2002)
  • Garber, Marjorie Dog Love (1996)
  • Haraway, Donna The Companion Species Manifesto (2003)
  • When Species Meet(2009)
  • McHugh, Susan Dog (2004)
  • Rogers, Kay Cat (2006)
  • Serpell, James The Domestic Dog (2006)
  • In the Company of Animals (1986)
  • Shepard, Paul The Others: How Animals Made Us Human (1996)


History of Science

  • Burkhardt, R. W., Jr. Patterns of Behavior (2005)
  • Greek, C. R. & J. S. Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals (2002)
  • Haraway, Donna Primate Visions (1989)
  • Simians, Cyborgs, and Women (1991)
  • Quammen, David The Song of the Dodo (1996)
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RAW Partners:


  • The Student Sustainability Council at Indiana University - Bloomington serves to promote communication and collaboration among our member organizations, to advise the Indiana University Office of Sustainability from the perspectives of the students, to reduce the negative effects of the University on the natural environment, to promote social and economic justice, and to engage the Indiana University student body in these issues.


  • The American Cetacean Society Student Coalition aims to provide a much-needed niche within the world of cetacean conservation, research, education, and policy for students with the full support of the American Cetacean Society, the world's first whale and dolphin conservation organization.


  • The Vegan/Vegetarian Organization at Indiana University is a social and support group for people interested in vegetarianism or veganism.
    Every one of us have different reasons for pursuing a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle such as health, environment, and personal morals. We respect everyone’s reasons for whichever type of vegetarian you are. We often have omnivores drop by to explore their options.