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The development of sentience in juvenile animals

15 Sep 2021

Determining which animals are sentient is very important for studying the welfare of animals in the wild. Sentience (the ability to experience things consciously, including […] Read more

Updates to the ethics and animals section on our website

31 Aug 2021

We’ve just finished updating the animal ethics section on our website and we added new pages about prioritarianism and suffering-focused ethics. Read more

World Day for the End of Speciesism

14 Aug 2021

Animal Ethics will participate again in the World Day for the End of Speciesism giving several talks about the reasons to reject speciesism. The talks will be broadcast on all of our YouTube channels. Read more

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14 Aug 2021

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Perspectives on animal advocacy in China

30 Jul 2021

We have been researching what could the best ways to spread concern about animals in China, and to incorporate interest in wild animal suffering among such concerns Read more

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29 Jul 2021

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A new study examines the available literature on the moral consideration of animals in China

16 Jul 2021

A recent literature review examined the current attitudes and legal protection of nonhuman animals in China. Read more

How fireworks harm nonhuman animals

1 Jul 2021

Fireworks and other explosive materials affect animals who live with humans, whose reactions we can easily see. They also harm many more animals in urban and wild environments. Nonhuman animals can experience acute and chronic stress, hearing damage, blindness, lost homes, abandoned children, and sickness or death due to posioning, fright, or disorientation. Read more

Opposing changes for irrational reasons: the status quo bias

27 Jun 2021

Status quo bias is a bias that causes people to have a preference for the current state of affairs or make a judgement that the […] Read more

Motivated reasoning and confirmation bias

27 Jun 2021

The idea that emotions can affect reasoning has a long and controversial history in psychology. One of the most significant ways humans warp their information […] Read more

Snails and bivalves: a discussion of indicators of sentience

22 Jun 2021

We will address the limited scientific literature about bivalve and gastropod sentience. There are no conclusive reasons to deny that they are sentient. Read more

New texts about suffering-focused ethics and prioritarianism added to our ethics and animals section

8 Jun 2021

We have published two new pages in our website section about ethics and animals: suffering-focused ethics and prioritarianism. Read more

Suffering-focused ethics

8 Jun 2021

Virtually all ethical positions consider it morally important to reduce negative experiences like suffering. These positions differ in the relative weight they give to reducing […] Read more


8 Jun 2021

Prioritarianism is an ethical theory according to which we should improve everyone’s situation, but especially that of those who are worse off. According to some […] Read more

Invertebrate sentience: a review of the behavioral evidence

30 May 2021

Whether invertebrate animals possess sentience is a key question. If they are sentient, this would mean they have the ability to experience pain and pleasure, features which would warrant them moral consideration. Read more

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10 May 2021

Animal Ethics is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law in the United States. If you want to […] Read more

Vaccinating badgers in the UK can end the killing and help animals

6 May 2021

Vaccinating badgers against bTB is well-studied and interventions such as this can lay the groundwork for future interventions to help animals living in the wild instead of killing them. Read more

Why the use of insects to feed other animals should be stopped: Animal Ethics feedback to the European Union

23 Apr 2021

Along with other organizations, Animal Ethics provided feedback to the European Union explaining why insect farming should be stopped. Read more

Wild Animal Suffering Advocacy Workshop

5 Apr 2021

This is an excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge and expand your advocacy skills in wild animal suffering work. The workshop will be based on the materials of our wild animal suffering video course. Read more

Outlook on the emerging field of wild animal welfare research: talk transcript

15 Mar 2021

This talk explains how people working in academia, especially students, can have an impact by helping wild animals with their careers, by promoting work on welfare biology. Read more