Jens Tuider, M.A., studied philosophy and specialised in animal ethics. He is currently Chief of Staff, Special Advisor to the CEO and responsible for strategy at ProVeg International and also used to work for Beyond Carnism and Animal Equality.
He is a lecturer for animal ethics at several colleges in Germany (Fachhochschule des Mittelstands), heads an interdisciplinary working group on animal ethics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany (Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tierethik, IAT), and runs an online database with arguments in defence of animal rights (www.animalrights.info). He is also part of an expert group advising Germany’s biggest contest for young scientists (Jugend forscht) on stricter standards for animal testing.
Jens has published academic and non-academic books and articles on animal ethics and animal rights and has given presentations and workshops at a number of international events. Having started out as a theorist, he has become increasingly interested in questions of activism and strategy directed at bringing about effective social change for animals.
His current focus areas include Clean Animal Products, Early Intervention and Collective Impact.