August 2020

This list includes all studies we know of published in the respective month that are both:

  • empirical, that is, report new data (or comment on or review such research), and

  • about advocating for farmed animals (rather than, for example, the welfare of farmed animals themselves).

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Animal-free foods

Bryant, C. J. (2020). Culture, meat, and cultured meat. Journal of Animal Science, 98(8).

Crimarco, A., Springfield, S., Petlura, C., Streaty, T., Cunanan, K., Lee, J., Fielding-Singh, P., Carter, M. M., Topf, M. A., Wastyk, H. C., Sonnenburg, E. D., Sonnenburg, J. L., & Gardner, C. D. (2020). A randomized crossover trial on the effect of plant-based compared with animal-based meat on trimethylamine-N-oxide and cardiovascular disease risk factors in generally healthy adults: Study With Appetizing Plantfood—Meat Eating Alternative Trial (SWAP-MEAT). The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Hwang, J., You, J., Moon, J., & Jeong, J. (2020). Factors Affecting Consumers’ Alternative Meats Buying Intentions: Plant-Based Meat Alternative and Cultured Meat. Sustainability, 12(14), 5662.

Open Philanthropy Project (2020). How to Lower the Price of Plant-Based Meat. Open Philanthropy Farm Animal Welfare Newsletter

Stijn Bruers (2020). The extreme cost-effectiveness of cell-based meat R&D. EA Forum

Diet change

Jalil, A. J., Tasoff, J., & Bustamante, A. V. (2020). Eating to save the planet: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial using individual-level food purchase data. Food Policy, 95, 101950.

Šimčikas, S. (2020). Surveys related to animal advocacy. EA Forum

Social change

Broad, G. M. (2020). Using Focus Groups to Explore Public Perceptions of Legal Rights for Animals. Anthrozoös, 33(5), 613–627.

Jasiunas, L. (2020). Veganism, Stigma, And You. Faunalytics Blog

Animal welfare campaigns

Dullaghan, N. (2020a). Ways EU law might matter for farmed animals. Rethink Priorities Blog

Dullaghan, N (2020b). Do countries comply with EU animal welfare laws? Rethink Priorities Blog

Kirsch, J.-J, and Cerqueira, M. (2020). Aquaculture in Asian Countries. Fish Welfare Initiative

Sarek, K. & Hausen, E. (2020). Feed Fortification. Charity Entrepreneurship

Sarek, K. & Hausen, E. (2020). Shrimp Welfare. Charity Entrepreneurship


Schukraft, Jason (2020). The Subjective Experience of Time: Welfare Implications. Rethink Priorities Blog


Thanks to Faunalytics’ research library, suggestions by the RECAP group, and suggestions by ACE staff.