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.
We do a lot of different things at ACE, from administering the Animal Advocacy Research Fund to holding conferences and research workshops. However, we’re best known for our charity evaluations. They’re a major project of ours throughout the year, and we’re proud of them. … Read more
In our new roundtable blog series, we ask a handful of contributors to provide their points of view on complex topics or unsettled questions. We hope that this approach will help us to integrate and learn from multiple perspectives on animal advocacy. … Read more
Sentience Institute (SI)1 is a relatively new think tank within the effective altruism movement. According to SI’s website, the organization was founded in June 2017 with the stated mission of “expanding humanity’s moral circle” through researching the most effective strategies to achieve this goal, … Read more
Protests are a frequently used intervention in animal advocacy. We estimate that between 40 and 80 animal advocacy protests occur each week in the U.S. alone. Despite their prevalence, the purpose and effects of protests are poorly understood. One common misconception is that protests are intended to change public opinion; … Read more