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Faunalytics

Faunalytics

Cause area: Improving animal welfare

Faunalytics maintains the largest database of animal advocacy research, works with animal advocacy organisations on projects to improve their impact, and produces original animal advocacy research.

What problem is Faunalytics working on?

The animal advocacy movement is generally lacking in research that can help guide its actions, and many charities do not make use of the research that is available.

Faunalytics is especially focused on farmed animals. Globally, there are more than 100 billion farmed animals slaughtered each year, the majority of which are raised in factory farms.

What does Faunalytics do?

Faunalytics works to empower animal advocates with access to research, analysis, strategies, and messages that maximise their effectiveness to reduce animal suffering.

Faunalytics fills this research gap by:

Why is Faunalytics one of our top-rated charities?

Faunalytics meets our criteria to be a top-rated charity because one of our trusted evaluators, Animal Charity Evaluators, has conducted an extensive evaluation highlighting its cost-effectiveness. (Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.)

Animal Charity Evaluators found: “Faunalytics’ programs support the animal advocacy movement by examining effective advocacy strategies, problem areas, and tactics, and by providing advocates with a curated database of academic research summaries. We believe that Faunalytics’ reports have the potential to influence priorities, inform the implementation of interventions, and build the field.”

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