Public policy-focussed publications

These articles include discussions of hitherto-secret animal protection policy documents obtained through our Freedom of Information (FoI) requests. Other papers aim to apply our insights into the dynamics of animal protection policy to particular policy-making processes and key junctures in policy development. For example, in our review of a book about the badger cull, we suggest that an emphasis on public protest as the means of reversing the culling policy risks failure because it misses the broader context of a government policy machine that is well-insulated from public opinion on animal issues.