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Activist Magazines & Blogs
Provides original news articles concerning animal welfare and cruelty prevention issues from around the world. Online 2005+.
Best Friends Magazine
PDF backfiles of the magazine available here. Current print subscription sent to members.
The PETA Files
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals blog. Includes a searchable archive, back to 2005. PETA also produces a printed quarterly magazine, Animal Times, which PETA members receive through subscription.
Selected documentary films
To find more films, use UW Libraries Search. Tip: in your search results, select "DVD" in the "resource type" filter.
Ethnographic Video Online
Searchable database containing over two hundred ethnographic documentaries, many of them document the relationships between indigenous peoples and animals.
Ape Smuggling: the Cairo Connection
2006 Made in Kenya, the film exposes the lax enforcement of CITES regulation and the long standing smuggling of chimps and gorillas out of Nigeria.
Behind the Mask
2008 Concerns the activities of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and perceived bias in the mainstream media concerning ALF, animal rights activists and the conjoining of terrorism and animal rights.
The Buffalo War
2001 Examines the conflict over the annual slaughter of th last wild bison, by presenting the claims of Native Americans, ranchers, government officials and environmental activists.
2009 Japanese fishermen routinely slaughter thousands of dolphins at night and in secret, until a group of activists expose the horrific practice. Winner of many awards, including the Academy Award for the Best Documentary in 2009.
2006 Deals with Class B dealers who sell dogs to be used in research labs.
FWS online video [electronic resource]
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brings its version of American wildlife to the general public.
Henry: One Man's Way
1997 Written and directed by Peter Singer, the film examines the life of Henry Spira, famed early animal rights activist.
In Defense of Animals: a Portrait of Peter Singer
1989 An introduction to the philosophy and life of Peter Singer.
2010 Television mini-series on the life of an autistic woman who becomes a leader in the humane slaughter movement.
Wolf: an Ancient Spirit Returns
2005 Looks at the conflicted relationship between humans and wolves, across cultures and from ancient to modern times.
UW Libraries offers many feature and documentary films, such as I am an animal: the story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA.