Who are you?
Hey, my name is Saulius Šimčikas. I work as a researcher at an EA think tank Rethink Priorities, focusing on topics related to animals.
People can talk to me about:
Happy to answer questions to people who are new to EA, especially about animal welfare but also about cause prioritization, EA principles, community, etc.
I can help you with finding whatever effective animal advocacy research that would be useful to you
Anything related to topics I wrote about, which include:
Corporate campaigns (see , , ),
vertebrate animal numbers (, ),
neglected groups of vertebrate animals (, , ),
rates of veganism and vegetarianism (, ),
ways in which cost-effectiveness estimates can be misleading,
Effective Animal Advocacy Resources
If some animal-related research would help you to help animals, please tell me, and I or one of my colleagues may research it at some point.
Was there any research in the past that helped you to help animals?
Some people come to me if they want someone to give them an honest and frank opinion or feedback. I’m happy to be used this way.
I’d like to talk to other people about:
I’m always very interested in hearing professional and personal criticism. For example, please tell me if you think that:
I would have more impact if I was doing something different with my life,
I should write articles in a different way,
I should research different topics than I do,
I should do something differently when I communicate with people.
Theory of change for research. How can I make my research have more impact?
What the future of animal advocacy should look like?
Suggest me research topics that you think could end up making a big difference for animals.
I’m interested in how the work of various people in animal charities looks day-to-day
Tell me if you can put me in contact with someone who works in the egg industry (owning some backyard hens or a very small farm doesn’t count)
How to get in touch:
https://calendly.com/sauliussimcikas/30min—to arrange a call. Note that you can arrange the call anytime, not just during the weekend. I’d actually slightly prefer to have calls during weekdays. Tell me if you want to talk but none of the times on calendly work for you.