Essays in Philosophy 18 (1):107-129 (2017)

Bob Fischer
Texas State University
Effective altruists call us to apply evidence-based reasoning to maximize the effectiveness of charitable giving. In particular, effective altruists assess causes in terms of their scope, neglectedness, and tractability, and then recommend devoting resources to the cause that scores best on these criteria. So far, effective altruists concerned with animal suffering have seen these criteria as supporting interventions that improve the lives of layer hens, and they now seem to think that these criteria support directing efforts toward broilers. In this paper, however, we argue that the effective altruist framework commits animal advocates to focus at least much attention--if not more--on fish.
Keywords Effective altruism  Fish  Animal advocacy
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DOI 10.7710/1526-0569.1567
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