Volume 16, Issue 1 (2013) Special Issue
This issue and the previous one of Between the Species are the first “special issues” in the history of the journal. Both comprise selected peer-reviewed papers from interdisciplinary conferences. Whereas questions about animal ethics have been investigated by philosophers for many years, the emerging field of Animal Studies brings philosophers into dialogue with scholars from other fields such as the sciences, law, sociology, veterinary medicine, and others.
This issue arises from a symposium on Animals, Ethics and Law held at the University of Tennessee in March 2012. While Between the Species continues to be primarily a philosophical journal, we both acknowledge and welcome these fruitful cross-disciplinary discussions about animals, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to publish them.
Letter to the Editor: The Function of Animal Ethics Committee
David G. Allen and Rebecca Halligan