One of the main objectives of Animal Ethics is writing research reports and articles and making them 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 already been explored, others remain unknown to most people, including people such as animal advocates and influential people who may be concerned about the situation of animals.
This is particularly the case for animals living in the wild, as most people have little knowledge of their true situation, their suffering, and 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 to arguments for considering sentience, instead of other criteria, as the basis for 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, so your help can be invaluable. Many people, from different countries around the world, have been collaborating to make the publication 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 help by looking for information online or at your library about a specific topic. If you’re a researcher or a student, then it’s likely that there will be relevant applications of your field of study 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 likely that if you work in a field that isn’t listed above, you will still have important contributions to make to our research for the sake of animals. Don’t hesitate to let us know what your ideas regarding this are!
In addition, there are other helpful tasks you can perform that will enable us to disseminate our research:
You can help by editing or proofreading texts written or translated by other people. If you’re fluent in more than one language, you can help us translate our research into other languages.
People with abilities in graphic design, video editing, and infographics can help us to increase the impact of our research by improving the way it’s presented.
When you join our research team, we’ll discuss areas of work 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 suits your availability.
Don’t worry that your work might not be of the required quality or sophistication. It’s likely that after you have done some research on a certain topic, you’ll discover that what you produce can indeed be useful to other people. In addition, bear in mind that you won’t work alone. Qualified people on our team will be helping you to complete your draft. At the end of the process, our editors ensure that our team produces work consistent with our standards of quality.
If you’re very busy and can only contribute a small 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 only allows you to work at limited times during the year, 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.
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!