This report outlines some of the key possibilities and challenges for effective farmed animal advocacy in China. To explore the current state of animal advocacy, we investigated social and mass media discourses, and have spoken with individuals affiliated with animal protection and dietary change advocacy organizations. Through our interviews, we gained a better understanding of how Chinese animal advocacy organizations construct messages and employ different strategies according to their understanding of Chinese society and of the Chinese political climate.
ACE believes that in order to be successful, the animal advocacy movement must employ multiple strategies at once. This will allow us to innovate, will increase our probability of finding at least one successful strategy, will help our programs grow, and will help us build upon each others’ … Read more
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Selden, co-founder and CEO of Finless Foods. Mike has a background in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has worked on the evolutionary biomechanics of mantis shrimp and the epigenetics of fusarium oxysporum, … Read more
With deep appreciation for his years of outstanding leadership, ACE is announcing that Executive Director Jon Bockman will soon be transitioning from his role on the staff to a new role on the board of directors. This will allow Jon to pursue other opportunities while continuing to provide guidance for ACE, … Read more
In the next couple of months, I’ll be transitioning from my role as ACE’s executive director to a position on the board of directors. The decision to end my tenure as an ACE staff member is bittersweet. I feel sad to be leaving a position that I love, … Read more
2017 saw the highest per capita egg consumption in the U.S. in over 20 years. Per capita red meat and poultry consumption in the U.S. has been increasing as well, and is expected to reach a record high in 2018. This does not necessarily indicate a long-term trend, because the recent surge in meat consumption is mostly attributed to an oversupply of chicken and resulting low prices—rather than to increased demand.