The Brooks Institute’s vision is to become the preeminent think tank for animal law, animal policy, and related interdisciplinary studies.
The Brooks Institute has identified the need for:
  • Highest quality and integrity in scholarship and research related to animal law and policy;
  • Increased opportunities for interdisciplinary and intersectional collaboration; and
  • Commonality in strategies toward a paradigm shift in animal protection.

To meet these needs, the Brooks Institute fosters a neutral, synergistic environment where subject-matter experts are encouraged to brainstorm, collaborate, and produce new scholarship and research. The Brooks Institute does not advocate any particular policy agenda or political point of view. Instead, we make new and refined legacy perspectives available to the animal protection community at-large. Community members are encouraged to consider our collaborative thinking, scholarship, and research and use it to advance their own projects and policies related to animal well-being, protection, and rights.

We view ourselves as cultivators of a tree of knowledge, the fruit of which takes the form of the highest processed collaborative thinking and highest standards and integrity of scholarship and research. We hope that members of the animal protection community feel welcome to pick the fruit that best nurtures their own perspectives, initiatives, and advocacy efforts.

Brooks Tree with Essential Elements