Call for Papers | Sport, Animals, & Ethics

sport, animals, and ethics

From May 25 through 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, and 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 on 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 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 10-minute discussion 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 January 29, 2021
Decision notification: Friday, February 25, 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