This is the seventh post of our Foundational Questions series. You can read more about this project and see the initial post here. Summary We think research should be a high priority of the animal advocacy movement, partly because of the large impact it has in other cause areas such as aid to the global poor. … Read more
During our charity evaluation process, we focus primarily on evaluating each charity according to our seven criteria. We often find that difficult foundational questions crop up as we do so, and our views on those questions often inform our recommendation decisions. As a result, we began the foundational questions blog post series to offer insight into how these questions play an important role in our evaluation process.
This is the sixth post in our Foundational Questions series. You can learn more about this project and read the other posts here. Summary Legal personhood for animals is one of the most exciting goals for the animal protection movement because of its potential far-reaching and long-term impact. To best achieve this goal, it’s unclear … Read more
What is the difference in impact between spreading different animal advocacy ideas, e.g. the cruelty of animal agriculture, dietary change, antispeciesism, and wild animal suffering? This year, we evaluated Animal Ethics, an organization with a core aim of filling perceived gaps in the animal advocacy community.1 These gaps include messaging focused on antispeciesism, philosophical arguments … Read more
We recently released an evaluation of undercover investigations, the second evaluation to use our intervention evaluation form, a standardized template that provides a consistent, rigorous process for evaluating different ways of helping animals. Our report includes a short write-up that covers the intervention’s strengths, weaknesses, long-term effects, characteristics that make implementations more effective, and robustness … Read more
This is the fifth post of our Foundational Questions series. Learn more about this project by reading the initial post Foundational Questions in Effective Animal Advocacy. Summary Several of the charities we reviewed in 2015 reported accomplishments based on their social media presence. This isn’t surprising; social media is a large part of animal advocacy and … Read more