Lush charity pot grant of £3,300 to support three-day animal advocacy conference

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Professor Joachim Stoeber and Dr Kristof Dhont have been awarded a Lush charity pot grant of £3,300 to support their three-day conference Animal Advocacy: Insights from the Social Sciences.

This prestigious and novel event will be held here on 24-26 June 2020 and will bring together a wide range of professionals from around the world.

Researchers from different fields in the social and behavioural sciences will present their latest ideas and findings in the following broadly defined 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 (eg 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 also uniquely bridges the gap between academic researchers and activists/professionals in the field of vegan and animal rights advocacy. The organisers will create a stimulating environment where academics and activists/advocates exchange relevant knowledge, engage in lively debates, share their ideas, and can start collaborations.