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Query: Geographies of Slaughter

Hello again fellow animalites

I'm wondering whether any of you might be able to point me in the direction of any work relating to geographies (historical geographies) of slaughter. I'm interested particularly in food production, but 'slaughter' can be interpreted loosely.

Any help would be very gratefully received.

All the best,

Dr Andy Flack
University of Bristol

PhD Studentships at University of Manchester

Please circulate this call for PhD proposals to anyone who you think may be interested. I am particularly keen to receive proposals in the area of human-animal studies:

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester has a small number of EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) studentships available. Proposals must fit in with one or more EPSRC themes. 

Query: Killing Bear Over Bait

I wonder if anyone has seen good resources concerning the origins of shooting bear over bait in the United States.  I would assume that the current practice prevalent in a few states is one of relatively recent origins, say the 1980s onward, but I would be inteested to learn more from others.

Bernard Unti