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Animal Ask has been founded with the express aim to optimise and prioritise future asks to assist animal advocacy organisations in their efforts to reduce farmed animal suffering.
We provide organisations with in-depth research, narrowly targeted at key decisions between different animal asks, supporting organisations, individual activists, policymakers and donors so that they may do more good in the long term.
Animal Ask was founded through the 2020 Charity Entrepreneurship incubation programme.
Head of Operations & Strategic Partnerships
Amy has worked in the animal advocacy space as both Campaigns Manager for ProVeg UK and Global Corporate Relations at The Humane League UK.
During her time at THL she collaborated with the Open Wing Alliance to coordinate major global commitments across the food sector to free hens from cages across the world.
She has also spoken at major animal conferences across the world on both plant-based advocacy and the overarching global landscape of factory farmed animals.
Amy is also currently a mentor for the Farmed Animal Strategic Team (FAST) and is Co-Creative Director of the social good marketing agency, User Friendly.
Head of Research
George was previously a research analyst for Charity Entrepreneurship investigating mental health and animal advocacy interventions for their incubation program.
Before this opportunity, George studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Southampton where he helped to found the Effective Altruism Society.
He also volunteered for several charities, including Animal Charity Evaluators and the Red Cross.
Ren is a research scientist with particular expertise in quantitative skills, including data analysis, statistical programming, and biological and economic modelling. They enjoy working across disciplines, having also published research in psychology, science communication, and the philosophy of animal sentience.
Before bringing their skillset to Animal Ask, Ren worked in academia and as a fisheries scientist in government, and they also provide their skills to the Animal Justice Party.
Ren has recently submitted his PhD thesis, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in Ecology.
Max has been involved in effective altruism and animal advocacy since 2011.
He has worked as a researcher for Animal Ethics, where he focused on reducing suffering among wild animals, and for Rethink Priorities, where he focused on invertebrate sentience.
Max has also interned at Animal Charity Evaluators and volunteered for ALLFED. Max studied philosophy at Simon Fraser University.
Abby has been involved in animal advocacy for the past three years, first volunteering for and now working with The Humane League in global corporate relations. In this role she works closely with the Open Wing Alliance on the global cage-free movement, focusing on corporate research and administration.
She is a keen writer and editor, often writing and editing content for The Humane League and has previously volunteered as a copyeditor for Sentience Institute. Abby studied Philosophy at the University of Sussex, where she first started volunteering for animals.