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Five CAE members at the Animal Advocacy Conference

The Animal Advocacy Conference took place from June 22-24, 2023, in Keynes College at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.



The Animal Advocacy Conference brought together researchers from various fields in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as animal activists and advocates from around the world.

Four members of the UPF-CAE (Animal Advocacy Conference) actively participated in the conference. 

Laura Fernández, from the University of Barcelona, presented a talk titled "Mapping the animal industrial complex lobbying in Spain: Three paradigmatic coalitions." Laura presented her co-authored work with Núria Almiron, Estela Díaz-Carmona, and Olatz Aranceta-Reboredo.

Olatz Aranceta-Reboredo, from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, delivered a presentation titled "Lobbying against compassion: The 'defense' of bullfighting in Spain." 

Maria Ruiz Carreras, former CAE Board member from Lund University, presented on the topic of "Interest groups, discourse, and food orientations: The case of the European dairy industry." 

Daniela Waldhorn, representing Rethink Priorities, chaired Symposium 4, which focused on neglected animals. Additionally, Daniela Waldhorn presented a talk titled "Animal welfare: Making a greater difference in helping farmed animals".

Macarena Montes, CAE Board Member, attended the conference and was interviewed for the ECA Podcast.

The conference served as a unique platform that bridged the gap between academic researchers and activists/professionals in the field of vegan and animal rights advocacy. It provided a stimulating environment where academics and activists/advocates exchanged relevant knowledge, engaged in lively debates, shared their ideas, and initiated potential collaborations.





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