We conduct research and advocate on behalf of wild animals in the hope of identifying effective interventions to improve their wellbeing. Our goal is to reduce the suffering experienced by nonhuman animals in nature.

Research

Parasite Load and Disease in Wild Animals

Parasites are organisms that live on or in another host organism and redirect its resources for themselves. They are nearly as old as life itself, having existed since before the days of the last universal common ancestor of all life.

Read more

Euthanizing Elderly Elephants: An Impact Analysis

Euthanizing elderly elephants might seem like a good way to prevent their suffering from starvation. Unfortunately, while there’s little good evidence about how many elephants die of molar loss, the research on causes of death suggests that it’s relatively rare...

Read more
See all research

Blog

Clean Your Bird Feeders

Studies show that backyard bird feeding may lead to disease transmission. Over two years of a study, fed birds were more likely to experience transmissible diseases than unfed birds were.

Read more
See all articles