Kimmela offers a unique solution. We are working to become the go-to source of scientific and academic expertise on nonhuman animals, bringing objectivity and credibility to the pressing issues we’ve identified through four active domains:
A dynamic community of scholars and creative thinkers from multiple disciplines will generate novel approaches to complex issues. Kimmela is building an online network of academics, students and others, providing a forum to exchange ideas and create solutions to specific problems facing other animals.
Kimmela translates theoretical discourse and academic debate into action. By directly applying empirical, analytical, and theoretical peer-reviewed work to on-the-ground animal advocacy efforts, Kimmela places animal advocacy efforts in the mainstream, where credible, rigorous and convincing data are urgently needed.
Kimmela works with other like-minded organizations, including the Nonhuman Rights Project, Farm Sanctuary, the Animal Welfare Institute, and others.
Kimmela is particularly committed to fostering leadership in scholarship-based animal advocacy among students and young professionals. We aim to establish professional pathways for students who wish to combine a rigorous mainstream academic education with animal advocacy goals, and thus to create a generation of empowered young scholar-advocates for the 21st century.