Effective Animal Advocacy Resources

by saulius7 min read24th Oct 20194 comments


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:



  • Funds managed by Animal Charity Evaluators:
    • Animal Advocacy Research Fund - see their completed projects here.
    • EAA Fund - funds non-research organizations, especially newer organizations focused on farmed animals
    • Recommended Charity Fund - simplifies the donation process for people who trust ACE’s charity recommendations. 100% of the Fund supports ACE’s recommended charities, and its disbursement is determined by ACE’s research team
  • Animal Ethics - offers grants for research in the intersection of ecology and wild animal welfare science.
  • Culture & Animals Foundation - funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals
  • EA Animal Welfare Fund
  • EAF Funds - animal welfare is not the focus of the grant but they have funded some work in this area
  • OWA Grants - supports institutional cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns
  • The Pollination Project - small grants for activists and advocacy groups “in Brazil, India, Mexico, and possibly Thailand and Vietnam.”
  • Tiny Beam Fund - research grants and fellowships
  • Several groups offer grants or fellowships for research into animal-free food technologies, including New Harvest, Purple Orange Ventures, GFI and the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • VegFund and many other funds support vegan advocacy. There is a list of such funds here.


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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