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
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
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Aryenish Birdie, founder and executive director of Encompass. Prior to Encompass, Birdie was a federal lobbyist at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She was part of a four-woman team instrumental in reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that animal protection language was integrated into the law. … Read more
Last month ACE hosted the 2017 Research Workshop on Effective Animal Advocacy at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in California. The event was intended to complement our 2016 Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research in Effective Animal Advocacy, held at Princeton University last fall. … Read more