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Monday, 2 March, 2020

Opinion: Histories - 3 Part Special Feature (1 of 3)

In the first of a special three-part series of articles, Histories, Researcher Network member, Catherine Oliver discusses her vegan-related research in the area of history, feminism and friendship.(Read More)

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

Opinion: Vegan diets and intelligence: beyond the clickbait

Researcher Network member, Imogen Allen and co-author, Samuel March, give their opinion on the research that was used to support a recent BBC Future hosted article on vegan diet and intelligence. (Read More)

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

Research briefing: Dissociating meat from its animal origins

The first systematic literature review of research on consumers’ tendency to dissociate meat from its animal origins has been published. (Read More)

Monday, 3 February, 2020

The Expert Series Feb/March 2020: Veganuary & Vegan Culture

In the second edition of The Expert Series for this year, RAC Chair, Dr Richard Twine considers Veganuary and what it can tell us about vegan culture.(Read More)

Monday, 3 February, 2020

Project Update: Look Me in the Eyes - A Blind Spot in Our Empathic Gaze with Farmed Animals

What exactly does empathy look like, how do we measure it and how can we encourage more people to feel it? Researcher Network member, Rebecca Gregson, explores this question in relation to her research.(Read More)

Thursday, 16 January, 2020

Project Update: Mankind’s Romantic Relationship with Animal Abuse

Researcher Network member, Rebecca Stanton, updates us on her research, considering how industries that harm animals, such as the farming industry, are frequently depicted in a way that is unreflective of reality.(Read More)

Monday, 13 January, 2020

Project update: Perceptions About Veganism

The Ecologist and The Vegan Society launch an extensive report into attitudes about veganism.(Read More)

Thursday, 9 January, 2020

Research briefing: Most meat eaters support veganism as ‘ethical’ and good for the environment

A new survey finds support for veganism among meat eaters, but suggests most think it is inconvenient, expensive and a sacrifice in terms of taste.(Read More)

Monday, 6 January, 2020

The Expert Series 2020 (Jan): Dreaming of a Vegan Christmas?

In this first edition of the Expert Series for 2020, RAC member, Dr Kristof Dhont (University of Kent) and Dr. Gordon Hodson (Brock University) look back over the last 12 months to a year that saw veganism go mainstream.(Read More)

Thursday, 12 December, 2019

Research briefing: Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods

A recent study considers how consuming an additional serving of certain foods is associated with particular health outcomes and aspects of agriculturally driven environmental degradation. (Read More)

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

Research briefing: Fishes, Sentience and the Law

A recent study explores how despite recent increases in the interest towards bird and mammal protection, less attention is paid to the suffering experienced by fishes in the fishing industry. (Read More)

Thursday, 5 December, 2019

Research briefing: Animal 'Outgroups' and Ideology

A new study looks at how beliefs and behaviors directed at animal 'outgroups' are dependent upon (1) how an animal group is perceived, and (2) people’s endorsement of different ideologies. (Read More)

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Research briefing: Greenhouse gas concentrations reach yet another high

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization.(Read More)

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

Research briefing: World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” 11,000 researchers from 153 countries endorse new research report.(Read More)

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

Research briefing: Veganism, happiness and mental health

Can a vegan diet improve mental health and help cut health care costs? Recent Australian research considers the links between vegan diets and mental wellbeing.(Read More)


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