Call for Papers | Sport, Animals, & Ethics Conference | Online conference, hosted by the University of New Brunswick & Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, May 25–29, 2021. Call ends February 12, 2021

From Tuesday, May 25 through Saturday, May 29, 2021, the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA will host a virtual conference on Sport, Animals, & Ethics. We are inviting papers focused on ethical issues related to the involvement of animals in the context of sport, recreation, or leisure. We welcome a wide spectrum of submissions; e.g., from direct use such as hunting animals to indirect involvement; e.g., the environmental/animal impact of golf courses.

We invite a multidisciplinary audience. Those with expertise in philosophy, ethics, environmentalism, law, sport, recreation, leisure, and other fields are encouraged to participate with the understanding that the conference theme is focused on ethics and the interplay of sports and animals. Submissions are welcome from all academics, including graduate students and freelance writers.

Due to COVID-19 the conference will be hosted online and presenters will be allotted 20 minutes to present, immediately followed by a 10-minute discussions session.

In order to participate, please prepare an abstract in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf format that includes the following details and submit it to for consideration.

      • Email Subject Line: Lead author’s surname: paper title, e.g., Smith: The Ethics of Recreational Fishing

Please include in the attached document:

      • Title: (Title)
      • Author(s) name(s): Surname, Given name
      • Institutional affiliation: (optional)
      • Keywords: e.g., environmentalism, snow skiing, wildlife
      • Abstract: 250-words or less
      • Key citations: 1-3 key references for the paper (any citation format)

Abstract due date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Decision notification: Friday, February 26, 2021

Please direct questions or inquiries to
Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick, NB Canada
Sam Morris
Sport Leadership and Management
Miami University, Ohio USA


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