Animals in Social Work

Why and How They Matter

  • Thomas Ryan

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Why: Philosophical and Theoretical Explorations

  3. The How: Practical Applications

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-246

About this book


This collection of essays articulates theoretical and philosophical arguments, and advances practical applications, as to why animals ought to matter to social work, in and of themselves. It serves as a persuasive corrective to the current invisibility of animals in contemporary social work practice and thought.


morality social justice social work violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Ryan
    • 1
  1. 1.Far North QueenslandAustralia

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