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“Making the kind choice becomes this gift” – Molly Elwood – Elwoods Dog Meat CEO – Sentientism Ep: 175

Molly is a writer, copywriter, editor, creative strategist and an animal rights activist. She is Founder and CEO of the non-existent farm, Elwoods Organic Dog Meat.
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Mainstreaming Sentientism into UK Worldviews & Religions Education…?

It's great to have Sentientism covered well in this new Worldviews and Religious Education teaching resource for the UK about non-religious worldviews. This feels like progress.
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India has a rich history of pro-animal thought. So why aren’t we using that in our advocacy (instead of global north narratives)? – Varda Mehrotra – Sentientism Ep: 161

Varda Mehrotra is an activist and co-founder of the Indian animal NGO Samayu. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“This is a critical decade… the calm before the storm” – Anita Krajnc & Nicola Harris – Plant Based Treaty – Sentientism Ep:157

Anita Krajnc and Nicola Harris are from the Plant Based Treaty initiative. A conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?"
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“With great power comes great responsibility” – Elan Abrell – Anthropologist & Author – Sentientism Episode 154

Elan Abrell is a cultural anthropologist and author of "Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care". A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Just dive in and meet people where they’re at” – Ashley Byrne – PETA Outreach Director – Sentientism Episode 153

Ashley Byrne is Director of Outreach for PETA. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Vegan pets… They’re enjoying their lives more & they’re living longer” – Dr. Andrew Knight – Sentientism Episode 148

Andrew is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics and a vet. A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?" "who matters?" and "How To Make a Better Future?"
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“Veterinarians are merchants of doubt for the animal agriculture industry” – Dr. Crystal Heath of Our Honor – Sentientism Episode 142

Crystal Heath is a full time vet and founder of the non-profit Our Honor. A Sentientist Conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Animal rights is a social justice issue now” – Fashion Activist Bel Jacobs- Sentientism Episode 140

Bel Jacobs is a fashion journalist and activist. A Sentientist Conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better future?"
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Update: Sentientism Movement: Nov 2022

An update on the Sentientism movement for "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings" - our communities and campaigns.
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Can Humanists and Atheists Break Free From Human Supremacism?

Sentientism, humanism and atheism (generally speaking) share a naturalistic worldview that uses evidence and reason to ground our beliefs and credences. But can humanism and atheism break free from human supremacism?
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“We gotta make friends… that’s the path to liberation” – DxE’s Matt Johnson – Sentientism Episode 129

Matt is Press Coordinator and an investigator for Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). On Sentientism we discuss "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?"
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“Let’s make a world with less suffering today!” PETA president and founder Ingrid Newkirk – Sentientism Episode 123

A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?" and "what matters?" with Ingrid Newkirk, founder & president of PETA.
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Misinformation and conspiracism in the vegan movement – on Freedom of Species

Freedom of Species conversation about how to handle misinformation, disinformation and conspiracism in the animal advocacy and vegan movements.
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Talking to Humanists About Non-Human Sentients

Humanist organisations around the world seem to be getting more open to talking seriously about non-human sentient animals.
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Let’s create more effective, compasionate narratives – Writer Alex Lockwood – Sentientism Episode 94

A conversation with Alex Lockwood, fiction & non-fiction writer, academic and activist. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Farmers say they want to take care of their animals… let’s give them that opportunity!” – David Michelson of YesOnIP13 – Sentientism Episode 90

David Michelson leads the YesOnIP13 initiative that aims to outlaw animal abuse and killing in the state of Oregon.
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How can Africa avoid industrialised animal farming? – Cameron King of Animal Advocacy Africa – Sentientism Episode 89

A Sentientist Conversation with Cameron King, Operations Lead for Animal Advocacy Africa.
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Update: Sentientism Movement: Oct 2021

An update on the Sentientism movement as of October 2021
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What if we re-wrote the Sustainable Development Goals for all sentient beings? Sentientist Development Goals?

What if we re-wrote the Sustainable Development Goals for all sentient beings? Would Sentientist Development Goals be better for both human and non-human sentients?
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“A Fabulous Vegan Future!” – Jasmin Singer – New Sentientist Conversation

Jamie talks to author, activist, non-profit co-founder and podcast host, Jasmin Singer. Jasmin is the author of “The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan” and the memoir “Always Too Much and Never Enough“. She co-founded Our Hen House and co-hosts their podcast.We talk about growing up celebrating both Hannukah and Christmas, going vegetarian at 19 because it fit Jasmin’s cool New York image – then going vegan and instantly dedicating her life to animal advocacy. We also discuss the parallels between religious and carnist indoctrination, the intersection of different forms of oppression and the balance between institutional and personal social change.
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“As a Vet I Felt Helpless” – Vicky Bond, Humane League UK Managing Director – New Sentientist Conversations Video

Vicky is Managing Director of The Humane League UK. She trained as a vet and worked in the animal agriculture industry before leaving to focus on campaigning for non-human animals. In these Sentientist Conversations, we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” and “what matters?”
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Drop the Retribution: Sentientist Justice

“Drop the retribution. Instead use restoration, rehabilitation, protection and deterrence. Justice for all sentient beings.”
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Normalising rationality and compassion – Help us find Celebrity Sentientists!

I’m not a fan of celebrity worship, but well-known people can play an important role in normalising positive changes. They can help chip away at the mental block that so […]
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Sentientist News – Making News Better?

What would sentientist news be like? More data, more animals, more impact, more global, less "If it bleeds it leads"? Let us know what you think.
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Sentientist Politics – New Page!

We've created a new page about Sentientist Politics. Parties and movements that have a naturalistic or sentiocentric (non-human animal) focus. Maybe one day we'll see both - sentientist parties and movements...
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Humanism needs an upgrade: Is Sentientism the philosophy that could save the world?

There is a little-known philosophy, well-founded in reality, that provides a sound basis for compassionate ethics and which will eventually become our predominant way of thinking. That’s partly because adopting this philosophy will give us the best chance of addressing the world’s problems, from the climate change crisis to the impact of artificial general intelligence. That philosophy is Sentientism.
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Sentientism – Raising Awareness

If you think sentientism is important and would like to help raise awareness of the idea – here are some suggestions of things you can do to help. This list focuses on tactical awareness raising. We’ll add more to our “How” page about the existing and maybe new campaigns that align with Sentientism. Why not come and join one of our community groups and join or start a conversation about what more we can do.
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Universal Declaration of Sentient Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was a milestone in moral and political thinking and remains an influential reference today. Given Sentientism extends moral consideration to all sentient beings, […]
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Is Humanism good enough?

I’ve had some great conversations since my first article on Sentientism was published in Areo.  As a reminder, Sentientism is an ethical philosophy or worldview that applies evidence and reason […]
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In a Sentientist World – What Disappears?

Sentientism is a worldview that commits to using evidence, applying reason and granting degrees of moral consideration to all sentient beings. While it is a simple philosophy, Sentientism has far reaching implications. Read on!
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“Marx for Cats” – Leigh Claire La Berge – Sentientism Ep:204

Leigh Claire La Berge is Professor in City University of New York‘s English Department. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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“Marx for Cats” – Leigh Claire La Berge – Sentientism Ep:204

Leigh Claire La Berge is Professor in City University of New York‘s English Department. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Teaching the Sentientism Worldview – Webinar Recording (only 28 mins!)

YouTube and Podcast recordings of our "Teaching the Sentientism Worldview" webinar.
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“What if you’re the people you’ve been waiting for?” – Prof John Barry ‪- Sentientism Ep:202

John is an activist academic, a green political economist and former Green Party politician in Northern Ireland. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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