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  1. Risk & Reward: The Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Women.Emily Gaarder - 2008 - Society and Animals 16 (1):1-22.
    This qualitative study of 27 women animal activists examines the risks and rewards that accompany a commitment to animal rights activism. One of the common beliefs about animal rights activists is that their political choices are fanatic and unyielding, resulting in rigid self-denial. Contrary to this notion, the women in this study experienced both the pain and the joy of their transformation toward animal activism. Activism took an enormous toll on their personal relationships, careers, and emotional well being. They struggled (...)
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  • Support for Animal Rights as a Function of Belief in Evolution, Religious Fundamentalism, and Religious Denomination.Cassandra Aebersold, Luke Galen, Victoria Stanton & Jamie DeLeeuw - 2007 - Society and Animals 15 (4):353-363.
    The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale , beliefs about human origins , and the Animal Rights Scale . Because conservative Protestants and fundamentalists adhere to religious doctrine that espouses a discontinuity between humans and other species, the study predicted they would have lower support for animal rights. Further, proponents of evolution—who tend to (...)
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  • “What Pushed Me Over the Edge Was a Deer Hunter”: Being Vegan in North America.Christopher A. Hirschler - 2011 - Society and Animals 19 (2):156-174.
    Thirty-two vegans were interviewed in order to examine the reasons for becoming vegan, the sustaining motivation to persist, the interpersonal and intrapersonal impact of the diet and associated practices, and the vegans’ assessment of omnivores’ eating practices. Interviews were analyzed using a model that diagrams the process of becoming vegan provided by McDonald . Participants reported strained professional and personal relationships as a result of their diet and beliefs. Vegan diets were associated with an increase in physical, eudaemonic, and spiritual (...)
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