Following is a list of important and interesting resources related to anthrozoology. The descriptions are taken directly from the web pages of the sites.

Academic Links

The Animals and Society Institute develops knowledge in the field of human-animal studies, supports practice to address the relationship between animal cruelty and other violence and promotes action to protect animals through the adoption of ethical, compassionate public policy. An independent research and educational organization, we work to enhance understanding of our complex relationships with other animals, stop the cycle of violence and promote stricter animal protection laws.

Visit the ASI website [link]:, from the Humane Research Council, is the world's most comprehensive resource for public opinion and behavior research about animal protection issues. This site is designed to help animal advocates be more effective in helping animals. Registration is required for some items but is quick and entirely free.

Visit HRC's database [link]:

The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) was formed in 1991 as a supportive organization for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. ISAZ is a nonprofit, non-political organization with a worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars and interested professionals.

Visit the ISAZ website [link]:

“Animals and Us” focuses on the psychology and ethics of our relationships with members of other species.

The blog is written by anthrozoologist Hal Herzog, author of the best-selling book Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals. 

Visit the Animals & Us Blog [link]:


Advocacy & Animal Protection

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.

Visit the ASPCA website [link]:


Visit the Animal Justice website [link]:


Visit Humane Canada's website [link]:


Visit the HSI-Canada website [link]:

“The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world.”

Visit the HSUS website [link]:


Visit the IFAW website [link]:

Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Ontario SPCA is unique amongst animal welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Ontario SPCA Community investigators with police powers to do so.

Visit the OSPCA website [link]:

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is a safe refuge offering rescue and relief for animals in need – providing compassionate care, treatment, and rehabilitation.

By reuniting lost animals with their families, adopting animals into forever homes, and providing assistance with spay/neuter we offer them a second chance at life.

We are leaders in the community working with others to eliminate all forms of animal suffering caused by overpopulation, neglect, ignorance, and abuse.

Visit the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society [link]


Visit World Animal Protection website [link]:

Zoocheck works to improve wildlife protection and to end the abuse, neglect and exploitation of individual wild animals through: investigation and research; public education and awareness campaigns; capacity building initiatives; legislative actions; litigation.

Visit Zoocheck Cananda [link]


Animals in Entertainment, Hobby & Sport

You’ve probably seen our “No Animals Were Harmed” disclaimer at the end of movies. But did you know that American Humane Association’s Los Angeles-based Film & TV Unit is the film and television industry’s only officially-sanctioned animal monitoring program? American Humane Association works in association with the American film and TV industry to ensure the well-being of animal actors and promote the human-animal bond. They are on the set to protect animal actors.

Visit the Humane Hollywood website [link]:

In 2011, AZA-accredited institutions provided $160 million in support of approximately 2,650 conservation projects in 130 countries. Additionally, zoo and aquarium scientists contribute to hundreds of conservation, biology, and veterinary science publications.

Visit the AZA website [link]:

CAZA represents the leading zoological parks and aquariums in Canada. CAZA-AZAC promotes the welfare of and encourages the advancement and improvement of, zoological parks, aquariums and related animal exhibits in Canada as humane agencies of recreation, education, conservation, and science.

Visit the CAZA website [link]:


Journals (via Leddy Library)

  • Anthrozoos
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
  • Society and Animals


Updated: July 5, 2021