Ariel S. LaGue is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. She received her BA and MA in history from the University of North Florida. Her area of expertise is twentieth-century US environmental history. Her research focuses on animal welfare activism and combines the fields of animal history, ethics, religious studies, and policy history to better understand the intricacies of the human-animal relationship.
Dissertation Title: “The American Abattoir: Industrial Innovation, Legislation, and the Fight for Humane Animal Slaughter in the Cold War United States”