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The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy uses scientific analysis and expertise to address animal welfare issues and policy questions worldwide. A core group of academic, scientific and technical experts from within The HSUS and beyond drives this work.

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Animal Sentience Journal

Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal, and the first to focus on the capacity of animals to feel. The journal will be of interest to all who are concerned with the current empirical findings on what, when and how nonhuman animals feel, along with the practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theological and philosophical implications of the findings. Learn more »



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    Read summaries of past academic conferences.

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  • Animal Studies Repository

    The Animal Studies Repository is a collection of academic, archival and other materials related to disciplines within the fields of animal studies and animal welfare science.

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  • CATE ListServ

    The Center for Animal Thinking and Emotion is an online community of scholars, managed by HSISP and used for sharing items of interest.

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  • Request for Proposals

    Grants are now being offered by BioMed21, an initiative of HSI and The HSUS, for in-depth reviews of research progress in key human disease areas with a focus on modern, human biology-based tools and approaches.

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