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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 April 2022*

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regarding early access

Stocking Density

Organisation: Sinergia Animal

Date: July 2021

Publication Date: Approx April 2022*

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

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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 April 2022*

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regarding early access

 PENDING PUBLICATION 

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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 April 2022*

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regarding early access

 PENDING PUBLICATION 

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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 April 2022*

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regarding early access

 PENDING PUBLICATION 

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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 April 2022*

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regarding early access

 PENDING PUBLICATION 

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a national initiative on a cruel products ban in Switzerland. Produced as the result of a 3-month partnership with Sentience Politics.

Cruel Products Import Ban

Organisation: Sentience Politics

Date: October 2021

Publication Date: Approx March 2022*

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 PENDING PUBLICATION 

Extensive report detailing the promisingness of a national initiative on imports meeting the existing Swiss animal welfare standards. Produced as the result of a 3-month partnership with Sentience Politics.

Imports To Meet Swiss Animal Welfare Standards

Organisation: Sentience Politics

Date: October 2021

Publication Date: Approx March 2022*

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regarding early access

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.

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This 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

INTERVENTION RESEARCH:

Research reports that aim to support the wider movement thinking around specific interventions. These tend to be popular campaign topics or asks that we feel need further exploration. Some are commissioned by organisations specifically on this topic. 

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This is a summary research report by Animal Ask, investigating whether a divestment campaign could be a recommended intervention for improving the lives of factory farmed animals

Divestment From Animal Agriculture: What Does It Achieve?

Author: M.Carpendale

Date: February 2022

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This is a summary research report by Animal Ask, investigating whether a meat tax campaign could be a recommended intervention for improving the lives of factory farmed animals

Meat Tax: Why Chickens Pay

The Price

Author: R. Springlea

Date: February 2022

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

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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.

 

Welfare at the Time of Killing

Organisation: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Date: September 2020

*You can contact CAWF directly for access to this report

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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.

 

Non-Stun Slaughter

Organisation: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Date: October 2021