Sources of Information for Animal Advocacy Research

When conducting animal advocacy research projects, the sheer amount of online material can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several research libraries and data repositories that can help you access high-quality, relevant, detailed information. Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) has compiled a list of such sources that we have found particularly useful. We recommend considering these sources when carrying out your own research, in addition to search tools such as Google Scholar, Elicit, Consensus, Research Rabbit, or Semantic Scholar.

For more information on animal advocacy research and its benefits for animal causes, check out our blog post on the topic.

Sources of Information for Animal Advocacy Research

This is not an exhaustive list, and we are interested to hear what other sources of information you have found especially useful.


Animal Charity Evaluators
Research library
A curated collection of research done by individuals, organizations, and academics in the fields of animal welfare science, psychology, social movements, and other relevant fields.

Animal Charity Evaluators
Research newsletter
A newsletter including all the empirical studies ACE is aware of from the last month about advocating for farmed animals or providing evidence that may be of interest to farmed animal advocates.

Animal Ask
Research database
In-depth, cross-comparative research to guide decision-making toward the most promising opportunities for animals.

Animal Welfare Library
Animal Welfare Library
A large collection of high-quality animal welfare resources.

Bryant Research
In-depth original research on meat reduction and alternative proteins.

Charity Entrepreneurship
Animal welfare reports
Reports on animal welfare
published by Charity Entrepreneurship.

EA Forum
Animal welfare posts
Effective Altruism-focused forum with many posts on animal welfare.

Original studies
Original studies on animal issues and animal advocacy conducted by Faunalytics.

Research library
A large library of research about animal issues and animal advocacy.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories, dating from 1961.

Food Systems Innovation
Animal Data Project
Curated resources for topics related to wild animals and animals used for food, products, research, and entertainment.

Impactful Animal Advocacy
Slack community
A global online hub where advocates frequently share animal advocacy research.

Impactful Animal Advocacy
Monthly newsletter covering a range of animal advocacy updates and resources.

Impactful Animal Advocacy
IAA Wikis
A collection of Wiki databases on a variety of animal advocacy topics.

Open Philanthropy
Farm animal welfare research reports
Open Philanthropy’s research reports on farmed animal welfare.

Our World in Data
Animal Welfare
Data, visualizations, and writing on animal welfare.

Plant Based Data
An organization providing studies and summaries on why we need a plant-based food system.

Rethink Priorities
Research reports
Rethink Priorities’ research reports on animal welfare.

Sentience Institute
Summary of evidence for foundational questions in animal advocacy
A summary of the evidence on all sides of important foundational questions in effective animal advocacy.

Tiny Beam Fund
A series of key messages from academic works useful for tackling industrial animal agriculture in developing countries. Readers have to sign up via email.

Tiny Beam Fund
Academic Studies Without Tears
A series that aims to turn academic research findings into accessible information for advocacy and frontline groups. Readers have to sign up via email.

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