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OUR RESEARCH

Animal Ask aims to use a combination of animal welfare and social science to support organisations to implement the most impactful asks for animals, improving the lives of animals in factory farms across the globe. 

There is currently limited capacity and resources for this specialised work. Animal Ask is uniquely placed as one of the only research organisations entirely committed to the comparison and formation of impactful farmed animal asks. We support organisations with their current strategic agendas, as well as helping them to optimise their ask interventions, based on the findings of our research.

We currently conduct research that is divided into three categories: Ask Prioritisation, Ask Consultation and Foundational Research

ASK PRIORITISATION
 

An in-depth process researching multiple ask considerations through multiple perspectives resulting in extensive reports on the most promising asks as well as a recommendation as to which we believe has the greatest potential.

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a water quality ask for fish in South East Asia. Produced as the result of a 6 month partnership with Sinergia Animal.

 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a stocking denity ask for fish in South East Asia. Produced as the result of a 6 month partnership with Sinergia Animal.

Water Quality

Organisation: Sinergia Animal

Date: July 2021

Publication Date: Approx Oct 2021*

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Stocking Density

Organisation: Sinergia Animal

Date: July 2021

Publication Date: Approx Oct 2021*

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a management practices ask for fish in South East Asia. Produced as the result of a 6 month partnership with Sinergia Animal.

Management Practices

Organisation: Sinergia Animal

Date: July 2021

Publication Date: Approx Oct 2021*

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a slaughter ask for fish in South East Asia. Produced as the result of a 6 month partnership with Sinergia Animal.

Slaughter

Organisation: Sinergia Animal

Date: July 2021

Publication Date: Approx Oct 2021*

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a judicial review on the tail docking of pigs in the UK. Produced as the result of a 3-month partnership with Advocates for Animals.

Pig Tail Docking

Organisation: Advocates for Animals

Date: June 2021

Publication Date: Approx Oct 2021*

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a judicial review on the regulation of salmon farming  in the Scotland. Produced as the result of a 3-month partnership with Advocates for Animals.

Scottish Salmon Farming

Organisation: Advocates for Animals

Date: June 2021

Publication Date: Approx Oct 2021*

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FOUNDATIONAL RESEARCH:

Research reports that aim to support the wider movement thinking around ask formation. These tend to be topics that are likely to aid our own research and thinking and may have been identified through one of our other services.

Measuring Animal Welfare Philosophical f

It is our aim at Animal Ask to support organisations with research in their ask prioritisation in order to improve the welfare of farmed animals. A key component of this is evaluating and quantifying the effect of asks on the welfare of animals. 

 

Our report provides a brief discussion surrounding the philosophical foundations of welfare and theories of well-being, an examination of the empirical research into the reliability and validity of indicators of animal welfare and a review of existing overall welfare assessments.

Measuring Animal Welfare:

Philosophical foundations, practical indicators and overall assessments

Author: G. Bridgwater

Date: March 2021

ASK CONSULTATION

An ad hoc service where we can share resources, connect organisations with experts in the field and conduct smaller levels of research on an organisations behalf to contribute towards identifying the optimal ask.

We regularly partner with the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation as a strategic research partner. We complete specific research on their behalf in the field of farmed animal welfare.

 

Ending Cages for Laying Hens

Organisation: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Date: September 2020