Our mission

UPF-Centre for Animal ethics or UPF-CAE is a think-tank based at Pompeu Fabra University which focuses on animal ethics from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Its mission is to promote non-speciesist ethical approaches in academia, politics, media and public opinion. It aims to:

  • Disseminate and promote research grounded on animal ethics
  • Advise civil society groups and organizations
  • Influence political decision-making


Our history

The founding members of UPF-CAE first gathered in 2014 under GIREA (Grup Interdisciplinari de Recerca en Ética Animal or Group of Interdisciplinary Research on  Animal Ethics), a study group and advisory body for Barcelona Town Hall’s Animal Protection Office. The current UPF-CAE was approved by the UPF government in December 2015.