We are thrilled to announce the 2023 edition of the Animal Advocacy Conference: Insights from the Social Sciences.

The conference will take place June 22-24, 2023 at the University of Kent, UK.

We will bring together researchers from different fields in the social and behavioral sciences, and animal activists and advocates from around the world.

Learn about the latest ideas, findings and campaigns in the following domains:

  • The psychological, social, and societal factors shaping how we perceive and think about animals, human-animal relations, and animal welfare and rights
  • The impact of advocacy and activism strategies related to animal rights, veganism, meat reduction and reduction of other animal products (e.g., dairy, eggs)
  • The social and behavioral science of animal cruelty, meat consumption (and other animal-product consumption), vegetarianism/veganism, and speciesism
  • The connections and intersections between human-animal relations and human intergroup relations as well as between animal ethics and other social justice domains including environmentalism, feminism, and anti-racism

This conference uniquely bridges the gap between academic researchers and activists/professionals in the field of vegan and animal rights advocacy. The conference will create a stimulating environment where academics and activists/advocates exchange relevant knowledge, engage in lively debates, share their ideas, and can start collaborations.

Call for Submissions

The submission portal will open on November 5, 2023. We invite academic and research submissions in three different formats: Oral Presentation, Symposium, Poster Presentation.

For more information and updates: blogs.kent.ac.uk/animaladvocacy

Call for proposals for Faunalytics Research Day

Faunalytics will host a remote symposium for animal advocates on September 8, 2022. They invite academics and scientists from the social and behavioral sciences, or related disciplines, to submit a presentation abstract of original research that discusses the real-life implications and recommendations of such data for animal advocates in any of the four areas: farmed animals, companion animals, wild animals, and animals used in science. 

Examples of topics related to this theme include, but are not limited to, meat-reduction interventions, how people think about animals, barriers and challenges in transitioning to veganism, how to build coalitions with other social movements, how to influence policy-makers, how to transition to animal-free methods in science, the impact of outdoor cats on wildlife, how to improve adoption rates for shelter animals, and the impact of animal rights protests. 

You can learn more and apply here: https://faunalytics.org/fauna-connections-using-data-to-help-animals

Applications for presentations are due by July 10.

Journal Launch Event: PHAIR – March 14

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the official academic journal of the PHAIR Society
Please join us for the Journal Launch Event on March 14, 4pm UK time, presented by Editor-in-Chief: Chris Hopwood.
The journal Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations (PHAIR) is a new open-access journal for scientific inquiries into how humans interact with non-human animals. The goal is to publish scientific research on a wide range of topics related to how people perceive, treat, and interact with animals. The journal is open to studies from moral and social psychology, attitudes and persuasion, diet and health, human-animal relationships, personality/individual differences, sustainability and environmental psychology, and other related sub-fields.
We will record the talk for people who are unable to attend live and make it available on our website.
Please direct anyone you think might be interested in this talk or the PHAIR Society to PHAIRsociety@gmail.com.