Suffering in nature is suffering we should prevent.
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.
November 22, 2017
November 10, 2017
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.
July 12, 2017
In order to understand wild-animal welfare, we must be able to measure it. To target the most important causes of wild-animal suffering, it is important to understand which animals suffer the most and what causes their suffering.
When elephants reach their sixties, they lose their last set of molars and starve to death. Euthanizing elderly elephants might seem like a good way to prevent their suffering from starvation.
February 23, 2018
January 19, 2018
Seafood replacements products (which include plant-based products or those made from cell culture) are gaining popularity and traction across the world. Fish, meanwhile, are the most numerous vertebrates killed by humans.
December 5, 2017
There is not, and may never be, an unambiguous and universally-accepted metric for whether an organism can suffer or not. Nonetheless, our perceptions of animal behavior and cognition are related to our decisions about using animals.
We estimate we can use up to $161,205 for the next 18 months in additional funding to continue and expand our research.