Accepted Paper:

Pets, livestock and biodiversity issue from the point of view of animal protection groups  

Author:

Samantha Gaspar (Museu Nacional - UFRJ)

Paper short abstract:

Given the consolidation of biodiversity as a global imperative, I aim to look how such imperative is reread by Brazilian animal protection groups in relation to domestic animals and livestock.

Paper long abstract:

Given the consolidation of biodiversity as a global imperative, I aim to look how such imperative is reread by Brazilian animal protection groups in relation to domestic animals and livestock. It is, therefore, to explore how the idea of species guard gets a new shape when the focus are not about wild animals, but domestic animals (such as dogs and cats) and livestock (such as cattle and chickens). For this, I looked into the reflections developed by such groups in the Brazilian context in which these themes become visible in discussions about the existence of livestock in a supposed future hegemonic vegan and in discussions about castration in the case of domestic animals. Through this analysis, I seek to understand which elaborations are developed in respect of the categories "nature", "animal", "domestication" and "human".

Panel W052
Threats on biodiversity: species extinction and sentinel technologies