One of the ways in which advocates try to reduce the suffering of farmed animals is by encouraging people to eat less meat, or become vegetarian or vegan. There are a number of factors that go into the success of such interventions, including the specific animal products that are eaten or avoided and how long dietary changes last. These factors are discussed in detail at the links below.
For those looking to dive into research on animal advocacy—either by conducting new research yourself or reading up on existing research—we provide a curated collection of research done by individuals, organizations, and academics, as well as an introduction to the Animal Advocacy Research Fund.
Part of our goal as a research organization is to develop methods for evaluating interventions and charities. The methods we’ve developed are tools that can be applied by ACE and by others to understand a variety of situations, and while they often draw from other evaluative practices, ACE uses them in specific and sometimes unique ways.
Our research briefs aim to answer specific questions that would inform our charity evaluations and grantmaking programs. They are short summaries of the available academic research on the topic, and include our assessment of how well the available research addresses the question.
Some of our research projects address questions that arise in our work, but don’t fit into just one area of research. Some projects may be the first in an area in which we will later do additional work.
Archive of ACE's case studies on the progress of other social movements meant to further inform our understanding of animal advocacy.