The Australian Animal Studies Group (AAS) grew from the need for connectivity and support between the many scholarly disciplines within the emerging field of animal studies. This $5,000 grant was to assist in the establishment of a dedicated website as well as a database and newsletter. The objective being to facilitate the formal organisation of animal studies scholars and advocates by creating a supportive environment, ensuring the continuation of the bi-annual conference series and facilitating the exchange of ideas. The AASG spotlights new academic research on animal protection issues and allows for the free flow of information and support between peers. To view a copy of the media release, please click on the download icon below.