This list includes all studies we know of published in the respective month that are:
Empirical (original, meta-analysis, or review of empirical studies), and
about advocating for farmed animals (rather than, for example, the welfare of farmed animals themselves) or,
provide evidence from basic empirical research that may be of interest to farmed animal advocates.
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Diet change & Animal-free foods
Banovic, M., & Sveinsdóttir, K. (2021). Importance of being analogue: Female attitudes towards meat analogue containing rapeseed protein. Food Control, 123, 107833. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107833
Danny, J., & Yoon, S. (2020). Guilt of the Meat‐Eating Consumer: When Animal Anthropomorphism leads to Healthy Meat Dish Choices. Journal of Consumer Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcpy.1215
Grasso, S., & Jaworska, S. (2020). Part Meat and Part Plant: Are Hybrid Meat Products Fad or Future? Foods, 9(12), 1888. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121888
Kopainsky, B., Frehner, A., & Müller, A. (2020). Sustainable and healthy diets: Synergies and trade‐offs in Switzerland. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2761
Lacroix, Karine, and Robert Gifford. 2020. “Targeting Interventions to Distinct Meat-Eating Groups Reduces Meat Consumption.” Food Quality and Preference 86 (December): 103997. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2020.103997.
Onwezen, M. C., Bouwman, E. P., Reinders, M. J., & Dagevos, H. (2021). A systematic review on consumer acceptance of alternative proteins: Pulses, algae, insects, plant-based meat alternatives, and cultured meat. Appetite, 159, 105058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2020.105058
Paslakis, Georgios, Candice Richardson, Mariel Nöhre, Elmar Brähler, Christina Holzapfel, Anja Hilbert, and Martina de Zwaan. 2020. “Prevalence and Psychopathology of Vegetarians and Vegans – Results from a Representative Survey in Germany.” Scientific Reports 10 (1): 6840. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-63910-y.
Profeta, A.; Baune, M.; Smetana, S.; Broucke, K.; Van Royen, G.; Weiß, J.; Heinz, V.; Terjung, N. Consumer Preferences for Meathybrids - Empirical findings from Belgium. Preprints 2020, 2020120325 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0325.v1).
Almeida, A., & García Fernández, B. (2020). Attitudes towards animal welfare in Portuguese students from the 6th and the 9th year of schooling: implications for environmental education. Environmental Education Research, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1858028
Animal Advocacy Careers (2020). Effective animal advocacy bottlenecks surveys. Link to study.
Hartman, T. K., Marshall, M., Stocks, T. V. A., McKay, R., Bennett, K. M., Professor, Butter, S., … Bentall, R. (2020, December 18). Different conspiracy theories have different psychological and social determinants: Comparison of three theories about the origins of the COVID-19 virus in a representative sample of the UK population. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/mz5sw
Animal welfare campaigns
Cerqueira, M. & Billington, T. (2020). Fish Welfare Improvements in Aquaculture. Version 1, November 2020. By Fish Welfare Initiative.
Cerqueira, M., King-Nobles, H., Kirsch, J.-J. & Raghavan, K. (2020). Fish Welfare Scoping Report: India. By Fish Welfare Initiative.
Gibson, I., Yip Fai, T. & Cerqueira, M. (2020). Fish Welfare Scoping Report: China. Fish Welfare Initiative.
Kirsch, J.-J. & Cerqueira, M. (2020). Aquaculture in Asian Countries. By Fish Welfare Initiative.
Wagas, E.C., King-Nobles, H. & Cerqueira, M. (2020). Fish Welfare Scoping Report: The Philippines. By Fish Welfare Initiative.
Rault, J.-L., Hintze, S., Camerlink, I., & Yee, J. R. (2020). Positive Welfare and the Like: Distinct Views and a Proposed Framework. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00370.
Thanks to suggestions by the RECAP group, the Fish Advocacy Slack group, the research library of Faunalytics, and suggestions by ACE staff. I also did a search on Google Scholar using the search terms intext:(“meat” AND “consumer behavior”); intext:(“meat” AND “attitudes”); and intext:(“meat” AND “preferences”); after:2020-11-30. (To be improved!)