Jacy Reese
Jacy Reese

Jacy is a researcher, writer, and a leading voice for effective altruism and animal protection. He has been involved in the effective altruism community for many years, since before it even had a name, and is currently working to understand how we can build a better food system for humans and animals. In particular, his research suggests we should transition to an animal-free food system. Other topics of practical and ethical interest include wild animal welfare, legal personhood for animals, and digital sentience. He has written in outlets including Huffington Post, Salon, and Vox, and presented on these topics in 15 countries. He currently lives in the Bay Area with his partner Kelly, their dog Apollo, and their two chickens Snow and Dualla, who were rescued from a battery cage farm. Stay tuned for exciting news on his next big project, and please get in touch if you know of a relevant writing or speaking opportunity.

Animal Charity Evaluators
Currently, I spend most of my time building content for Animal Charity Evaluators, where I previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors. We publish a set of recommended charities along with exhaustive reviews each year in December. Our current Top Charities are The Good Food Institute, The Humane League, and Mercy for Animals. I encourage you to support any of these groups or other highly effective animal protection organizations as a donor, professional, volunteer, or in any other capacity.

I occasionally write or co-author content for other outlets, often featuring the work of these organizations or exploring important questions in effective animal advocacy and social change. I also give talks on these topics. You can reach me through social media or at jacy.reese@animalcharityevaluators.org.