Effective Animal Advocacy Resources

This ar­ti­cle con­tains a list of re­search or­ga­ni­za­tions, newslet­ters, re­search libraries, per­sonal blogs, con­fer­ences, pod­casts, funds, no­table writ­ten works and other links as­so­ci­ated with Effec­tive An­i­mal Ad­vo­cacy (EAA) move­ment. The list is bi­ased be­cause I only in­cluded re­sources that I know of. If you think some­thing is miss­ing, please com­ment.

In­tro­duc­tory materials

Re­search organizations

Here is a list of or­ga­ni­za­tions and de­part­ments that pub­lish an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy strat­egy re­search:

In to­tal, there seem to be about 35 full time re­searcher equiv­a­lents in an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy re­search space. Note that I ex­cluded or­ga­ni­za­tions like Asia Re­search and En­gage­ment (ARE), Farm An­i­mal In­vest­ment Risk & Re­turn (FAIRR), Cen­tre for An­i­mal Welfare Science Ex­cel­lence and An­i­mal Welfare Foun­da­tion that do or fund an­i­mal welfare re­lated re­search that is not di­rectly about ad­vo­cacy strat­egy. I also ex­cluded clean meat re­search.

For in­com­plete lists of an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tions in gen­eral see all ACE’s char­ity re­views and a list of OWA or­ga­ni­za­tions.


Main newslet­ters:

Most or­ga­ni­za­tions listed in the sec­tion above have newslet­ters that up­date about their new re­search. For ex­am­ple, there is An­i­mal Char­ity Eval­u­a­tors newslet­ter, An­i­mal Ad­vo­cacy Ca­reers newslet­ter, Fau­n­a­lyt­ics newslet­ter and Re­think Pri­ori­ties newslet­ter.

Re­search repos­i­to­ries/​libraries

Notable per­sonal blogs/​websites


Con­fer­ences that are fo­cused on an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy:

The list above ex­cludes:




Notable writ­ten works

This ar­ti­cle is a pro­ject of Re­think Pri­ori­ties. It was pri­mar­ily writ­ten by Saulius Šimčikas. Thanks to Ja­cob Pea­cock, Jamie Har­ris, Mar­i­anne van der Werf and Peter Hur­ford for con­tribut­ing to the post.

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