Wild-Animal Suffering Research has merged with Utility Farm to create Wild Animal Initiative.  Wild Animal Initiative works to understand and improve the lives of animals in the wild.

Research

Intervention Report: Wildlife Contraception

Although wildlife contraception is under-researched and many specific details are highly uncertain, wildlife contraception has the potential to robustly improve animal welfare in a cost-effective way. Two forms of wildlife contraception, immunocontraception and ContraPest, are discussed.

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Wildlife Contraception

Wildlife contraception prevents wild animals-- mostly mammals, although sometimes birds-- from having offspring. In addition to preventing human-wildlife conflict and ecological damage with less suffering than lethal control does, wildlife contraception may improve survival and increase longevity.

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Announcing Wild Animal Initiative

Today, we are pleased to announce that Wild-Animal Suffering Research (WASR) and Utility Farm (UF) are merging together to form a new organization focused solely on wild animal welfare — Wild Animal Initiative. Over the last year, we (Wild-Animal Suffering Research and Utility Farm) have become increasingly aware that our work overlaps significantly, and that…

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Biannual Project Evaluation - T2, 2018

This evaluation looks at our progress during the second six months (“T2”) of 2018 and assesses the extent to which our activities have allowed us to make progress towards our strategic goals. As our team worked very few hours during this evaluation period, this document is considerably briefer than our previous evaluation.

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Biannual Project Evaluation - T1, 2018

This evaluation looks at our progress during the first six months (“T1”) of 2018 and assesses the extent to which our activities have allowed us to make progress towards our strategic goals. It also includes our most significant mistakes and issues as well as our priorities for the second six months (“T2”) of 2018.

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