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Editors-in-Chief
Bernard Rollin †, Colorado State University
Barbara de Mori, Padua University

Managing Editor
Pierfrancesco Biasetti, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Editorial Board
Francesco Andreucci, Ethics Laboratory for Veterinary Medicine, Conservation and Animal Welfare
Lilly Edwards, Colorado State University
Daniela Florio, University of Bologna
Elena Mercugliano, University of Padua
Simona Normando, Padua University
Ilaria Pollastri, University of Padua
Caterina Spiezio, Garda Zoological Park
Maria Michela Spiriti, University of Padua
Gregory Vogt, Conservation Guardians

Scientific Board
Cesare Avesani (Arca Foundation), Francesca Bandoli (Giardino zoologico di Pistoia), Anna Bastian (University of Kwazulu-Natal), Luisella Battaglia (Istituto Italiano di Bioetica), Marc Bekoff (University of Colorado), Sabrina Brando (AnimalConcepts), Michele Capasso (University of Federico II), Terry Engle (Colorado State University), David Fraser (The University of British Columbia), Cristina Giacoma (University of Turin), Claudia Gili (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples), Temple Grandin (Colorado State University), Thomas Hildebrandt (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research), Heribert Hofer (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research), Lynne Kesel (Colorado State University), Andrew Knight (University of Winchester), Antoinette Kotze (National Zoological Gardens), Raoul Manenti (University of Milan), Christel Moons (Gent University), David Morton (University of Birmingham), Dietelmo Pievani (Padua University), Simone Pollo (University La Sapienza), William Ellery Samuels (City University of New York), Peter Sandøe (University of Copenhagen), Paola Valsecchi (University of Parma), Augusto Vitale (Istituto Superiore di Sanità)
Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research
Call for papers: “Animal ethics in times of crisis”
Guest Editor: Susanne Holtze, Kim Gruetzmacher, Alona Prylutska
Deadline: December 15, 2022

The recent past has seen various crises – unexpected events with dramatic consequences, disrupting routines, bringing threats to safety, leading to financial loss with a variety of implications regarding natural resources, human organizations, affecting living organisms both, on the population and individual level. These crises notably include the CoViD-19 pandemic since late 2019, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in 2021 and the invasion of Ukraine since 24 February 2022, with ample consequences and implications for people, but also for animals – both positive and negative – that are worth investigating in depth from an ethical perspective.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing CoViD-19, has persisted in human populations over the course of more than two years now. The One Health – and the related One Welfare – approach addresses the interconnectedness of human-/non-human animal and environmental health and well-being, including antimicrobial resistance and zoonoses – infectious diseases transmitted between humans and non-human animals. In this context, veterinary epidemiological monitoring of animal reservoirs may affect a vast range of species involved both directly and indirectly. Bats and pangolins are at risk of persecution as suspected reservoirs. Cases of human to non-human animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 include tigers, lions, gorillas, white-tailed deer, hamsters, ferrets and minks which in the case of the latter has led to mass culling. Furthermore, consideration should be given to the possible behavioral and welfare implications for pets and livestock during the lock-down, increased adoption rates and risk of later abandonment, veterinary care and supply shortages etc.

The invasion of Ukraine – as armed conflicts in general – besides heinous costs in terms of human lives and suffering, also has a disastrous effect on animals. Animals not only share urban or rural environments with us, devastated by the atrocities of war and bombing, but very often depend on us for even the most basic needs. Farms, zoos, and shelters may stop operating due to power or supply shortages, logistic disruption, or lack of staff. Companion animals can end up separated from their owners. Wild animals are incidentally killed by guns, landmines or chemicals, while food shortages can lead to unsustainable hunting. "War, civil unrest and military exercise" currently figures as a threat for 252 of the animal species listed on the IUCN Red List. Besides these direct effects, war can indirectly deteriorate species conservation, mainly by causing long-term economic and social instability, de-prioritization of conservation efforts, research and loss of important scientific knowledge and collections. The concomitant effects on humans should be also mentioned. When livestock farms are destroyed, important food resources for people are lost. Workers and volunteers trying to maintain facilities such as farms, zoos and shelters, pet owners, and conservationists in areas of armed conflict may be risking their lives to protect animal lives. More generally, when war negatively affects wildlife, it also damages the ecosystems that provide vital services to our species.

This Special issue of JAAE welcomes commentaries, original research or review articles and perspectives contributions on the impact of crises such as the pandemic and war on animal welfare and conservation. Contributions can cover any type of animal – companion animals, farm animals, captive wildlife, wildlife, etc. – as well as a broad range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) veterinary medicine, epidemiology, biology, economics, law and philosophy, both from academics and from people directly involved and faced daily with ethically-based choices in their activity in the field.

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About the Journal
The Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research is an on-line international and interdisciplinary scientific publication edited by Bernard Rollin and Barbara de Mori and published by Brill. It publishes the results of original peer-reviewed research, technical studies, and reviews that bring to the light the ethical issues involved in all dimensions of animals ’treatment, ranging from theoretical to more applied contributions, in the field of companion and laboratory animals, animals involved in agriculture, sports, conservation and so forth. Emphasis is placed on research that explores practical ethical issues intrinsic to animal use in the different fields. The journal also publishes papers that examine and discuss ethical frames, tools and methodologies applied to moral issues in the human/animal relationship.
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Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research

Ethics for Animal Welfare, Veterinary Medicine, and Conservation

The Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research is an international and interdisciplinary scientific publication. It publishes the results of original peer-reviewed research, technical studies, and reviews that bring to the light the ethical issues involved in all dimensions of animal welfare, ranging from theoretical to applied contributions. Emphasis is placed on research that explores practical ethical issues related to animal care and management in veterinary medicine, conservation, companion and laboratory animals, animals involved in agriculture, sport, applied ethology and welfare science. The journal also publishes papers that examine and discuss ethical frames, tools and methodologies applied to moral issues in the human/animal relationship.
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