Katya Burns is a political scientist and human rights advocate. She received a grant for a project that will critique the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from an animal rights perspective, present a strong argument for incorporating animals rights into global development and human rights programming, and link organizations active in the animals rights movement with global development discussions. She writes:
The mission of my project is to raise the profile of animal rights in the context of the SDGs for 2030. The SDGs underpin global economic development, climate and human rights programming. Lack of attention to animal rights, and in particular, to the global proliferation of industrial animal agriculture and the associated rise in meat consumption in developing countries, critically impact progress towards the SDGs.