Effective Animal Advocacy

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Dr. Wrenn’s full list of essays is available here.
A History of The Vegan Society

Are Vegans too Open to Free-Riders?

A Vegan Feminist Response to Nonhumans First

Can a Meat Tax Advance Animal Rights?

Can Flexitarianism Facilitate a Vegan World? Research Suggests Another Agenda

Can Veganism Save Your Life? I’m Skeptical

Could Fat-Shaming and Health-Shaming Encourage Veganism?

Do You Know the Most Common Mistake in Animal Activism?

Fat Vegan Politics: Why Health-Shaming, Body-Policing, and Fat Stigma Hurts Humans and Other Animals

How Effective is the Vegan Lecture? Exam Scores Tell a Horrifying Story

If You Care about Animals, In-Vitro Meat is Not the Answer

Irish Car Bombs aren’t Cruelty-Free, but Not for the Reasons You Would Expect

Is Nudity a Prerequisite for Vegan Women’s Strength?

Medicalizing Animal Rights

Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits

PETA & Papa John’s Team Up Against Animals

Peter Singer and the Charity of Western Imperialism

Racism as Zoological Witchcraft

Selling Cancer to Beat Cancer? When Nonvegan Foods Go Pink for Profit

Solving Moral Conflicts in a Non-Vegan World

Study Shows Objectified Women Less Likely to be Activists

The EU Ban on Cosmetic Testing and the Problem with Single-Issue Campaigns

The Politics of the Pure Vegan Myth

The Problem with Milk Not Jails

Veganism “At All Costs” Hurts Animals

What Are You Doing to Help Animals Right NOW?

What Black Lives Matter Can Teach White Vegans

What is Intersectionality?

What is Post-Speciesism?

What’s Wrong with “Carnism”?

When White Makes Right: Racism, Neo-Colonialism, and Single-Issue Campaigns

White Women Wanted? Research Uncovers Diversity Strains in Vegan Media Spaces

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Factionalism in Animal Rights

Why I’m Giving Beyoncé’s Vegan Campaign a Chance

World Vegan Month Series 2018: Social Psychology

Can You Read Yourself Vegan?

Cognitive Priming


Do-Gooder Derogation

Egoism and Helping

Extreme Rituals

Happy People are Helping People

Identification Leads to Empathy

The Illusion of Transparency

Group Size and Aggression

Linked Oppressions

Male Emotional Displays

Meaningful Moments

Moral Licensing

Prosocial Media Modeling

Reality Politics



Socioemotional Selectivity Theory


Vividness Doesn’t Persuade


World Vegan Month Series 2017: Social Psychology


Bystander Effect

Establishing Credibility

Decision Paralysis

Dissemination Channels



Fear-Framed Persuasion

Fostering Good Feelings



Gendered Helping


In-group Bias

Just-world Phenomenon

Mere Exposure Effect

Opinion Leaders

Primacy and Recency Effects

Reason and Emotion

Reciprocity Norm


Selective Exposure

Social Responsibility Norm

Two-Sided Appeals

World Vegan Month Series 2016: Vegan Research

An Empirical Look at Becoming Vegan

Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

Identity and Effectiveness

Race as a “Feeble Matter” in Veganism

Readability of Vegan Outreach Literature

Recruiting Strangers and Friends

Sexist Imagery Reinforces Speciesist Sentiment

Why Civil Resistance Works

Why Feminist-Vegan Now?


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