I completed my undergrad in History, focusing on Animal and Environmental History. This resulted in my dissertation on animal welfare in the 1870s, exploring human attitudes to animals, activists at the time and drawing upon (depressing) links to our current day situation. I am now studying for an MSc in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law and aim to use my dissertation to explore veganism today, perhaps considering: peoples’ concept of ‘compassion’; farmers’ attitudes to activists; what prompted a change in newly converted vegans or analysing our present animal labelling system. I am currently narrowing down a topic, which will likely use unstructured interviews, although it may also draw on quantitative methods.
University of Winchester