The Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Publications records contains magazines, journals, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, testimonials from federal hearings, books, annual reports, articles, comic books, leaflets, videotapes, catalogs, a screenplay, and an audio CD. Most publications were collected by the Animal Rights Network for their relevance in the treatment of animals.
This includes a broad range of publishers and organizations, from animal rights groups, animal shelters, wildlife sanctuaries, laboratory animal providers, animal liberation groups, hunting enthusiasts, political activists, fur trappers, pet dealers, animal breeders, vegetarians, laboratories that experiment on animals, educators, societies for the protection of animals, and pet lovers.
Most of these publications were received from the Animal Rights Network; publications from other organizations and individuals have been added to the collection.
Inseveral Connecticut-based animal rights activists withdrew from Friends of Animals, Inc. ARN ed forces with the animal rights magazine Agendaand together they worked to unite local, national, and international animal rights groups to achieve common goals. Inthe board of directors determined that the role of ARN as a movement building and networking tool was no longer necessary, and formed a new organization called the Institute for Animals and Society IAS "to advance animal advocacy issues in public policy development by conducting scholarly research and analysis, providing education and training, and fostering cooperation with other social justice movements and interests.
Together, ARN and Agenda worked to unite local, national, and international animal rights groups to achieve common goals. The organization was set up as a democratic institution with executive officers and a board of directors able to the ARN General Assembly. Branches functioned as autonomous units, deciding for themselves on which local and national issues to focus. ARN's main objectives incorporated the central issues confronting the animal rights movement.
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These objectives included live animal experimentation, exploitation of animals for sport and entertainment, intensive breeding and slaughter of domestic animals for food, and irresponsible pet ownership. The group used its financial resources to develop advertising campaigns and publications in order to educate the public about animal rights issues.
ARN has a history of producing animal rights publications.
Inthe group produced two publications, Agendaa "journal of animal liberation," and Animal Rights Network Newsa newsletter that published news and events related to the animal rights movement. A year later, the publications merged under the title Agenda.
Inthe publication's title changed to The Animals' Agenda. This included both those who shared similar interests with their causes, such as societies for the protection of animals and animal care groups, as well as those whose work ARN opposed, like animal experimenters and hunters.
The Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Publications records contain magazines, journals, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, testimonials from federal hearings, books, annual reports, articles, comic books, leaflets, videotapes, catalogs, a screenplay, and an audio CD. This collection is arranged alphabetically by title of the publication. Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Use of audiovisual material may require production of digital listening or viewing copies.
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Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Publications Creator Animal Rights Network Size Received from Animal Rights Network,and from other organizations in years since. Access to the collection Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.