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Christmas Appeal 2018

20th December 2018

Dear Friends

2018 has been quite a year! We are writing to ask you to help us keep going.

We are under-resourced, under-funded, and over-worked, and yet we continue to push the boundaries. Our highlights include:

  • Volume 8 in two issues of the Journal of Animal Ethics continued to break new ground for animals, with articles published on topics such as: How Butcher Education Might Be Damaging, How Animal Research is an Ethical Issue for Humans as well as Animals, The Case for Recognising Animals as Workers, Challenging the Iconography of Oppression in Marketing, Legal Lacunas in the Patenting of Chimeras, Animal Research in China, and the Killing of “Surplus” Zoo Animals, to name a few.
  • 2018 marked ten years of the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society – a vibrant student society that meets at the Centre to discuss the moral status of animals. Over the years, many great animal ethics ideas have been fostered in the society, including numerous journal articles, a book, and several winning trips to the International Business Ethics Case Competition in America, showcasing ideas such as clean meat, virtual reality SeaWorld, in vitro fur, and saving bees.
  • Lastly Andrew was the 2018 recipient of the Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal for over forty years work in the field of animal rights and protection. Andrew was thrilled and delighted to have his work recognised by this prestigious Trust.

So despite our many challenges we are continuing to lead the paradigm shift for animals. Our work is made possible by your wonderful support, for which we are truly grateful.

We need your help to sustain our momentum and continue to think big in 2019. Any support, great or small, would be greatly appreciated, and would help us continue to help others to think differently about animals.

To make a donation to support our work, see here.

Thank you and Happy Christmas

Andrew and Clair