Welcome to the International Institute for Animal Ethics

The International Institute for Animal Ethics, the first of its kind in the world, was established in 2015 in St. Catharines, ON Canada by Dr. David Fennell and Marloes Van de Goor. IIAE, based on an interdisciplinary approach, focuses on how moral knowledge and best practice can stimulate change in the use of animals in tourism, illegal trade, and many other contexts. Read more.

Animal Ethics Network

Become part of the first international animal ethics network, expand your breadth of knowledge, and enjoy the many benefits. Become a member today.


Give to IIAE and support animal ethics, education, and our innovative research. See how your gift will make a difference.


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Insights from the International Institute for Animal Ethics into our research, activities, and the IIAE culture. Read more.

Animal Ethics Conference 2017

The 1st conference of the International Institute for Animal Ethics will be held at Brock University in St. Catharines, ON, Canada from Thursday, June 1st through Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. Register now to attend! 


A unique aspect of IIAE is that it places emphasis on both research and practice, a unique combination of science & business. Learn more about our work. 

Study at IIAE

You can take an online course or earn a verified certificate, at a scheduled time or more self-paced each week. We are busy planning courses for the next academic year, and we will be posting 2017 courses in early October. Registration for our January Session and Spring Term 2017 opens October 1st. Read more.

Register now for the first International Animal Ethics Conference | June 1-3, 2017 in St. Catharines, ON Canada

International Institute for Animal Ethics

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International Animal Ethics Conference

Meet world experts, expand your breadth of knowledge, help develop an interdisciplinary approach to animal ethics, and make new friends! Register now for the International Animal Ethics Conference.

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