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.
We study and analyze the progress of other social movements to further inform our understanding of animal advocacy. This ongoing project currently includes case studies for Animal Activism, Fat Activism, and Children's Rights.
ACE constantly seeks to conduct research to ground our evaluations of charities and interventions in empirical findings. This page lists highlights of our planned and completed research, beyond the charity evaluations we conduct annually.
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.