We already know that food aversions based in disgust can be very persistent, and arise out of evolutionary adaptations in the brain that cause us to avoid food that may make us sick. Since this trait is hard-wired into our brains and can be extremely effective at making us avoid certain foods, might we be able to use disgust to convince people to give up meat?
Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.
Research shows that plant-based diets benefit athletes’ heart health, endurance, and recovery.
We need to focus on fighting capitalism and large corporations, instead of blaming the powerless people who are also victims of a violent system, being used for profit just as non-human animals are.
Any time of year is perfect for ditching animal products – but January offers the incentive to try something new, and there are lots of good reasons to give it a go.
The Center for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights in Osijek, Croatia has awarded the Krunoslav Sukić peacekeeping award to the tireless activist, who they say “is leading by example and showing us how to transform our very concept of peace and peacekeeping from a human-centered understanding towards a holistic one.”
Leaders in Behavioral Change Explore Innovations on How to Reduce Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products
In a three-day event that brought together over 100 participants, representing 60 organisations across 21 countries, participants demonstrated that behavioral change science holds the potential to be a game changer within wildlife conservation.
It’s time for a shift in strategy. The Sentience Institute makes three concrete, evidence-based recommendations on how to make the farmed animal movement more effective.
Consideration for animals is increasing, but unfortunately not as much for fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods, who represent a huge majority of the animals killed for food. You may be surprised to learn more about the sentience of these incredible animals.
Going (and staying) vegan just got a lot easier.
Missouri has passed a law that prohibits many products, including plant-based and cellular meat, from identifying themselves as “meat.” It’s clear the law is designed to protect the animal agriculture industry.
Over one million signatures were collected from around the world, to represent the more than one million dogs and hundreds of thousands of cats who are brutally killed each year in Indonesia for human consumption.