September 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 synthese 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

Anderson, J. & Ladak, A. (2020, September 16). The Impact Of Replacing Animal Products. Faunalytics Original Research

Wilks, M., Hornsey, M., & Bloom, P. (2021). What does it mean to say that cultured meat is unnatural? Appetite, Volume 156, 1 January 2021.

Diet change

Dempsey, C., & Bryant, C. J. (2020, September 23). Cultured meat: Do Chinese consumers have an appetite?

Linkersdörfer, J., & Peacock, J. (2020). Is Animal Cruelty, Environmental or Purity (“Abolitionist”) Messaging More Effective At Inspiring People To Change Their Diet? Reanalysis. The Humane League Research Reports

Social change

Wilks, M., Caviola, L., Kahane, G., & Bloom, P. (2020, September 11). Children prioritize humans over animals less than adults do. Forthcoming in Psychological Science. Preprint

Animal welfare campaigns

Dullaghan, N. (2020). Live-shackle Slaughter vs. CAS Survey. Rethink Priorities Blog


Rowe, A. (2020). The scale of direct human impact on invertebrates. Rethink Priorities Blog

Sánchez-Suárez, W., Franks, B., & Torgerson-White, L. (2020). From Land to Water: Taking Fish Welfare Seriously. Animals, 10(9), 1585.


Thanks to suggestions by the RECAP group, and suggestions by ACE staff.