What problem are they working on?
Animal Ethics works to end all animal suffering, both on factory farms and in the wild.
- Over 56 billion farmed animals and 1 trillion fish are killed every year by humans.
- Farmed animals often experience crowded confinement, painful toe or beak mutilations, inhumane handling, and slaughter.
- Many more animals suffer in the wild – wild animals are regularly eaten alive by predators and endure starvation, injury, and painful diseases.
What do they do?
Animal Ethics works to spread anti-speciesist messages to the public and to academia. They do this by conducting and publishing research into issues in animal ethics such as sentience, animal exploitation, and wild animal suffering. Animal Ethics also conducts outreach by giving talks, distributing leaflets, and publicizing their work on social media.
Does it work?
Leaflets are considered one of the most effective tactics in animal advocacy, and distributing them is Animal Ethics primary outreach activity. Animal Charity Evaluators estimates that Animal Ethics spares approximately one animal per one US Dollar it spends on leafleting. This estimate does not include most of Animal Ethics’ impact, which REG believes will come from long term effects of changing societal attitudes.
What do you get for your dollar?
Animal Ethics spends around 47% of their budget on leafleting and tabling, 27% on their website and email, 16% on social networking, 7% on books, and 3% on giving talks.
How much money could they use?
Animal Charity Evaluators estimates that Animal Ethics could effectively use an additional $100,000-$150,000 in the next year.
We recommend Animal Ethics because of its:
- Focus on rational arguments and changing underlying speciesist attitudes.
- Commitment to effective strategies, such as leafleting and targeting academics as well as key decision makers.
- Research into neglected areas, such as fishing and wild animal suffering.