Ethics and Animals: A Collection of Videos, Podcasts, and Articles

This page contains a collection of resources on the ethical issues involving animals. It is aimed at beginners who want to learn more about animal ethics, teachers who are looking for beginner-friendly resources to supplement course readings and vegetarians/vegans who want a handy list of resources that they can recommend to friends. When looking for information on a new topic, some people are looking for a short beginner-friendly overview. Others prefer in-depth and more academic articles. Some people prefer to watch videos. Others prefer listening to podcasts. This collection of resources aims to make learning about animal ethics as easy as possible by allowing each individual to choose the educational resources that are the difficulty, length, and format they like the most. If you are looking for more in-depth information on animal ethics, check out this list of the seven best books on animal ethics.


These podcasts feature interviews with philosophers and other academics about animal ethics. Podcasts in bold are my top picks. Length of interview is in brackets.


These are short videos and longer lectures on animal ethics. Shorter videos (especially the wireless philosophy one) are good for beginners. Longer lectures are more in depth.


Short, easy articles on animal ethics. Collectively these articles cover a wide range of issues from multiple points of view.

Encyclopedia Entries

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy features high quality, longer and more in-depth articles. These are the best resources for anyone who has a serious interest animal ethics; however, they may be difficult for beginners.


A few webcomics. These are just for fun.


If you care about animal welfare, consider donating to one of the charities recommend by Animal Charity Evaluators. Animal Charity Evaluators do in depth research into the most cost effective way of reducing animal suffering.

Related Topics

If you’re interested in animal ethics, check out some of the following related topics for more resources:

 Consequentialism | Effective AltruismEmpathy | EthicsJusticeMoral Psychology | Vegetarianism

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