Category: animal advocacy

Sketchnotes from Animal Advocacy Conference 2021

Animal Advocacy Conference Insights from the Social Sciences June 30 – July 2, 2021 The conference organized by Dr Kristof Dhont, Maria Ioannidou, Victoria Krings, and Alina Salmen with the help from members of SHARKLab at the University of Kent. Thanks to the organizers for preparing a fantastic, informative, and empowering event! Here are my Read More

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How to accelerate social change? Creative thinking boosts donations and triggers perspective taking

A study, published by Zheshuai Yang and Iris W. Hung (2020) in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, showed that engaging in creativity triggers perspective taking and boosts donations. Here’s a visual summary of this article. SKETCHNOTE: see below BLOGPOST: you can read it here Read More

Animal activism: is it (not) for you? Animal advocacy explained.

Reading time: 5 minutes All around the world, animal advocates work tirelessly to help animals. However, sooner or later, they all face the shitty truth: people love eating meat and dairy. Naturally, activists threaten people’s pleasure of eating. This obvious conflict discourages many vegans and keeps them away from the movement. But do they know Read More

Two creative discoveries that turned my idea of helping animals upside down

Remember how I argued that the problem of factory farming needs our best creative thinking skills? My point was that the scale of animal suffering is overwhelming, but the human population does very little to solve it. This sucks, but luckily, creative thinking is something that hopefully enables us to use scarce resources efficiently to Read More

Creativity: a must-have resource in the animal rights movement

Reading time: 4 minutes In my mind, factory farming has always been the worst nightmare I could ever imagine. One that makes The Saw look like a movie for toddlers, but unlike the Saw, it happens for real and affects billions of lives. Even though animal advocates from all over the world keep looking for Read More