Distancing death: welfare, slaughter and consumption in the British halal meat industry

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Hibba Mazhary is a part-time PhD student at the School of Geography and the Environment. Hibba first entered the department as a BA Geography undergraduate in 2013, before going on to complete the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance. She divides her time between fieldwork, teaching undergraduates, and undertaking various part-time research assistant roles, including one most recently with the RSPCA on laboratory rat welfare. Hibba is broadly interested in animal welfare and food sustainability.

Awards and Funding

  • 2019-21 St Catherine’s College Berlinski-Jacobson Scholarship
  • 2016-17 School of Geography and the Environment Nature Society and Environmental Governance Award
  • 2016-17 Aziz Foundation Public Policy Scheme Scholarship

Current Research

Hibba is currently undertaking a part-time PhD on the geographies of slaughter and consumption in the British halal meat industry, focusing on religious dietary codes, consumer motivations, certification, and the relationship between meat consumption and exposure to animal death.

Teaching

Hibba assists with human geography teaching at St Catherine's College, which involves delivering a mixture of classes, seminars and dissertation supervision. She has also previously taught on departmental Option courses such as ‘Geographies of Nature’ and ‘Geopolitics in the Margins’.

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Conference Papers

  • Mazhary, H. and Hawkins, P. (2019) Applying the 3Rs: A Case Study on Evidence and Perceptions Relating to Rat Cage Height in the UK. Laboratory Animal Science Association Annual Conference 2019.
  • Mazhary, H. (2018) Distancing death: welfare and slaughter in the British halal meat industry. POLLEN18 (Political Ecology Network).
  • Mazhary, H. (2018) Distancing death: welfare and slaughter in the British halal meat industry. RGS-IBG Midterm Conference 2018 (Royal Geographical Society).

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