Animal advocates should focus on antispeciesism, not veganism

The following article was written by guest blogger Magnus Vinding. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Sentience Politics. How can we help nonhuman animals as much as possible? A good answer to this question could spare billions from suffering and death, while a bad one could condemn as […]

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Why we work on fundamental rights for primates

Sentience Politics selects and prioritizes campaigns based on their potential impact, i.e. the number of individuals affected. One of our ongoing campaigns concerns fundamental rights for primates, which may seem ineffective at first glance. After all, the number of non-human primates is almost negligible compared to the number of animals suffering on factory farms – so […]

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How much suffering is necessary? The sad state of UK animal law

Summary: Animal law in the UK purports to protect animals from ‘unnecessary suffering’. It does no such thing. In reality, the test for whether a cruel practice is legal is whether it is an industry-wide accepted norm. As well as traditional animal advocacy focussing on dietary and individual change, we should do three things. First, […]

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Billions betrayed by Brexit – and they didn’t even get to vote

In a senseless act of self-sabotage, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. It now faces economic turmoil, social instability, and years of isolationism. But Brexit will impact more than just the 70 millions human animals living in the United Kingdom. It is also a devastating blow for the approximately 1 billion non-human animals […]

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Why Animal Rights Should Be a Political Priority

A common objection not to what may be the strongest argument for veganism itself, but to its practical importance and relevance, says that even if we accept it, we surely (should) have other ethico-political priorities: Since our resources are limited, ignoring the interests of non-human animals is justified in practice, although it’s true that eating […]

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3R for farmed animals – a legal argument for consistency

Abstract This article aims to present reasonable arguments for an extension of the 3R principles used in research to the regulation of farm animal welfare. It aspires to expound the level of legal protection in the field of research and to analyze whether these means of protection have contributed to a perceptible amelioration of animal welfare in […]

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