This article was first published on the website of our project Sentience Politics. Most charities focus their work on helping individuals who already exist, while few charities try to explicitly benefit individuals who will live in the future. Although it is understandable that people empathize primarily with currently existing individuals, this raises fundamental ethical questions: […]Read further
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Primates initiative: Double your donation!
Sentience Politics has launched the world’s first popular initiative on fundamental rights for primates! If we can raise the necessary funds, there will be a legally binding popular vote on the right to life and the right to physical and mental integrity for members of a non-human species.The Primates initiative
Zurich popular initiative “1% against global poverty”
Our 1% initiative proposes that the city of Zurich support high impact charities with one percent of its budget. Independent scientific research would be consulted to evaluate the charities, especially randomized control trials from development economics.The 1% initiative (German)
The first Sentience Conference took place on 21 and 22 May 2016 at the Technical University of Berlin. Over 300 participants and 30 internationally renowned speakers from all over the world came together to discuss effective strategies, the priorities of the animal rights movement and the evaluation of previous advances.The Conference
Sentience Politics is an antispeciesist think tank, which fights for a society in which the interests of all sentient beings are considered – regardless of their species. To reach this goal, Sentience Politics uses a critical-rational, empirically based approach, to identify the most effective strategies and put them into practice.More on Sentience Politics
Raising for Effective Giving (REG)
Raising for Effective Giving (REG) brings together professionals from various fields who want to maximize their positive impact on the world. To do so, they commit to donate a certain percentage of their incomes to demonstrably effective organizations. REG is well-known in the world of poker, where it has over 200 professional members – including poker world champion Martin Jacobson.More on REG