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Joshua Russell, PhD, was, with Kat Poje, a 2022 Regan Research Fellow at North Carolina State University Libraries Animal Rights Archive. In this article, Joshua reflects on what he’s gleaned so far from the more than 9,000 images (!) he captured in the archives. (Applications for the 2023 Fellowship are now open. Apply here.)
Since 2019, in honor of CAF’s co-founder Tom Regan, CAF has joined with the Animal Rights Archives at North Carolina State University Libraries to offer a research fellowship for scholars to access the archives of CAF, Tom, and, now, those of the Humane Society of the US, the ASPCA, World Animal Network, the Animal Rights Network, the Animal Welfare Institute, and other collections. Our first fellow, Rachel Robison-Greene (seen in picture), was followed by Kat Poje and Joshua Russell in 2022. Kat Poje reflected on her experience in the archives here. For the history of the fellowship, click here. For more on the nature of the stipend and other criteria, and to apply, click here.
In 2022, CAF grantee Jo-Anne McArthur, animal photojournalist and founder of We Animals Media, met with CAF grantees Linda Ncube (2020) and Alfred Sihwa (2022) in their native Zimbabwe. Jo-Anne learned about their efforts to educate local communities about animal care and animal rights. You can discover more about Linda and Alfred’s work by watching this short video and visiting their pages on our website.
Why did Alex Lockwood and the Culture & Animals Foundation start an investigation of the history of animal advocacy with a single piece of legislation from a single political body? Read six reasons why here.
Tom Regan (1938-2017) was the co-founder of the Culture & Animals Foundation with his wife Nancy (1938–2021). Together, they made a major contribution to animal rights. You can read about their and CAF’s origins, work, and legacy below.