One of the main objectives of Animal Ethics is writing carefully researched reports and articles to make available to the general public, activists and people in the scientific and academic communities.
To date, we have published more than 150 articles about different issues related to why and how we should be concerned about the lives of sentient beings.
However, there is still much more work that needs to be done. In particular, while some issues have been already explored, others remain unknown to most people, including those in relevant positions such as animal advocates and influential people who may be sensitive to the situation of animals.
This is particularly the case for animals living in the wild, as most people have no knowledge of their true situation and their suffering and of what can be done to help them. There appears to be little understanding of the situation of small animals, such as many invertebrates, and their capacity to feel. In fact, scant attention is given in the case of the arguments for considering sentience, instead of other criteria, as the reason upon which we should base moral consideration.
Animal Ethics is working to make more knowledge available about these and other issues that are important to all sentient beings. This is a huge task, and so your help can be invaluable. Many people, from different countries around the globe, have been collaborating to make the publications of our materials possible. Perhaps you can help us too!
The different tasks you can collaborate on include:
The fields we work in include the following:
No particular technical skills are required to join our team. You can still aid us by looking for information online or at your library about a specific topic. If you’re a researcher or a student, then it’s very likely that your field of study will have an application germane to the development of this work. Below is a list with some of the subjects you can help us to research depending on your training:
It’s very likely that if you work in any field that hasn’t been listed above, you will still have some important contributions to make to the research that we’re carrying out for the sake of animals. Don’t hesitate to let us know what your ideas regarding this are!
In addition, there are other very helpful tasks you can perform that will enable us to disseminate our research:
You may help by editing or proofreading texts written or translated by other people. If you’re fluent in more than one language, you may help us translate our research into other languages where we haven’t published yet.
People with abilities in graphic design, video editing and infographcis can help us to increase the impact of our research by improving the way it’s presented.
When you join our research team, we will discuss with you what content you may work on considering your interests, skills and time as well as our research agenda. Our aim is to maximize the impact of your work in a way that is fully adapted to your availability.
You shouldn’t be afraid that your work may not be of the required quality or sophistication. In fact, it’s very likely that after you have done some research on a certain topic, you’ll discover that what you will produce can indeed be useful to other people. In addition, bear in mind that you won’t work alone, as other people on our team will be helping you with all the technical qualifications needed for your draft to be completed. In the end, our editors ensure that our team produces work consistent with our standards of quality.
If you’re very busy and can only contribute a tiny amount of work on a specific issue, your help will still be much appreciated. Similarly, if you’re a student or have a job that would only allow you to work at limited times during the year, that’s great too. You can just let us know when you have some spare time, and we can determine what kind of research you can do during the times you’re free.
Remember also that, if you can’t join our team as an active member, there are other ways you can help:
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!