Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Brett Mills
    Pages 1-43
  3. Brett Mills
    Pages 45-78
  4. Brett Mills
    Pages 79-112
  5. Zoo
    Brett Mills
    Pages 113-145
  6. Pet
    Brett Mills
    Pages 147-178
  7. Brett Mills
    Pages 179-207
  8. Brett Mills
    Pages 209-230
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 231-279

About this book


This book is the first in-depth study of the representation of animals on television. It explores the variety of ways animals are represented in audio-visual media, including wildlife documentaries and children’s animated series, and the consequences these representations have for those species. Brett Mills discusses key ideas and approaches essential for thinking about animals drawing on relevant debates in philosophy, politics, gender studies, humanism and posthumanism, and ethics. The chapters examine different animal representations, focusing on zoos, pets, wildlife and meat. They present case studies, including discussions of Peppa Pig, The Hunt and The Dog Whisperer. This book will be of interest to readers exploring media studies, contemporary television, animal studies, and debates about representation.


Animals Television representation of animals dumb animals animals on TV animal studies Anthropocentrism meat on screen animal documentary posthumanism Peppa Pig The Dog Whisperer Animal television programmes

Authors and affiliations

  • Brett Mills
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Art, Media and American StudiesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

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