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About Bernard Unti, Ph.D.

A scholar and recognized authority on the animal protection movement, Bernard Unti is the author of "Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History of The Humane Society of the United States" (2004), as well as a series of essays on cruelty to animals as a historical and contemporary issue. He is a frequent speaker on university campuses, at conferences, and at HSUS events.
His expertise includes the history and sociology of the humane movement; the development of pet-keeping, animal sheltering, and the kindness-to-animals ethic; the human-animal bond and the evolution of attitudes toward animals; the humane education of children; the science of animal welfare; animal studies as an academic discipline; and the place of animal protection within American social reform and philanthropy. His comments on these and other issues have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and other media outlets.


Present Special Assistant to the President, The Humane Society of the United States
Present Content Contributor, The Animal Studies Repository
Present Senior Policy Advisor, The Humane Society of the United States

Book Chapters (2)

Books (1)

Dissertation (1)

Unpublished Works (3)