As stewards of our fellow creatures the Brooks Institute will impartially seek the truths, fresh perspectives, and innovative discoveries that enlighten animal law and policy; pursue excellence in procedure, research, and communication through integrity and highest standard studies; dedicate ourselves to careful, diligent, and independent processes, without pursuit of or advocacy for any preconceived outcome or political agenda; respect the collective potential of diverse, peer-reviewed collaboration; consider minority and dissenting positions to broaden our perspectives and evolve our analysis; and maintain an environment of mutual respect and consideration.

Views Expressed Disclaimer

The Brooks Institute is advancing animal welfare (inclusive of dignity, well-being, protection, and other rights of consideration) through the collaboration of many diverse, interdisciplinary, and intersectional subject matter experts. Other than a passion for advancing nonhuman animal welfare and a willingness to collaborate with mutual respect and congeniality, it is not expected for our collaborators to share the same or common worldviews, philosophies, theologies, or ethics. While all of our studies are conducted with integrity and highest standard methodologies, they very well may have majority, minority, and even conflicting, dissenting, and alternative views in the search for better and best intelligence. Therefore, individual views and opinions expressed by the Brooks Institute, its employees, Scholars, Fellows, Advisors, and other collaborators must be viewed as being independent of one another and not as a reflection on another.

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement

The Brooks Institute is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment which prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons. The Brooks Institute is committed to providing a welcoming and respectful work and collaborative environment in which all individuals may benefit from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views.

The Brooks Institute’s inclusive culture extends to valuing the diversity of thought, backgrounds, experiences, and culture. We recognize the power of harnessing collective similarities and differences that help equip our organization and its collaborators to deliver on the Brooks Institute mission in a manner that is both sensitive and culturally competent.

The Brooks Institute prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law.

Furthermore, Brooks Institute policy includes prohibitions of harassment of employees and its collaborators (scholars, fellows, advisors, delegates, participants, invitees, etc.), i.e. racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.