Drew Winter, , Grantee Link >
Drew Winter works at the intersection of food, activism, ecology, and nonhuman animals. He received a grant for “Danish mink cull: public health policy and implications for the global fur trade.” The project has two goals: to intervene in scholarly discussions in human-animal relations, and to explore opportunities for activist interventions into the fur industry on public health grounds. He writes:
The Danish mink cull demands in-depth study to understand the dynamics leading up to it for comparative analysis to evaluate the possibilities for public health (e.g. zoonoses like COVID-19 mutations) contracting/regulating industry. The fur industry—in particular its labor pool—is far less studies than in food agriculture; comparing and contrasting fur workers with meat workers adds nuance to social scientific study in agriculture, and informs policy and pressure campaigns.