Our new website is here!
Exciting changes are happening at Sentience. We have just finished a rebranding of our site and launched an English version for our international audience. If you are new to our work, here is a quick overview of recent developments.
At a political level, Sentience currently has two popular initiatives underway that pursue the aim of centering animal interests in the public discourse. The national Initiative against factory farming calls for higher animal protection standards and the abolition of factory farming. The initiative will be debated in the winter session 2021 of the National Council. If it goes through, it could lead to a national referendum, taking the issue of factory farming to voters for the very first time.
In the canton of Basel-Stadt, we are running the Primate Initiative campaign. We want to guarantee the right to life and the right to mental and physical integrity for primates. The referendum will be held on 13 February 2022.
After seven years of political advocacy for animals, we think it’s time to be more visible in our impact and professionalism. Our logo and website have been given a makeover. We have also been able to expand our team over the last year.
We are pleased to welcome nine new team members in the areas of campaigns, communications, and fundraising. Together with our Board of Directors, Advisory Board and volunteers, the team brings critical animal issues to the political floor. What do you think of our new look? Please take a moment to let us know.
One donation, double the impact ✊
Our voice for the animals is more important than ever. Until the end of December, every donation to Sentience will be doubled. For you, this means: one donation, double the impact!
A strong alliance for animals
In collaboration with organizations that supported the initiative to abolish factory farming last year, we devoted two days to exploring ways to enhance the well-being of animals in Swiss agriculture.
Sentience becomes the hundredth member of the Open Wing Alliance
Sentience is the first Swiss organization to join the alliance, which was founded in 2016. In doing so, our organization is committing to become an even stronger advocate for the interests of chickens at home and abroad in the future.
Key Learnings 2022
Both of our initiatives represented landmark achievements for Sentience. They shaped the public discourse in 2022 and contributed to the slow inculcation of animal ethics into mainstream society. Yet, there is room for improvement.
Annual Report 2022
The past year was a huge milestone in the recent history of our association. With the Primate Initiative in Basel and the national referendum on factory farming, two proposals of historical importance came to the ballot box.
Introducing the Protein Lab 2023
We are pleased to introduce our first fully-funded project for 2023. Protein Lab comprises a series of one-day workshops where experts will come together to discuss how our food system can transition towards plant-based protein sources.
Meet the team who will take our work forward in 2023
The most eventful year so far is coming to an end for Sentience. Get to know our new team and support our Matching Challenge so that we can continue our commitment to non-human animals.
Double Your Donation by December 31
We would like to announce an exciting giving opportunity! From now until the end of the year, all donations to Sentience will be matched up to a total of 30,000 CHF. This matching challenge is made possible thanks to a few generous donors...