Suffering in nature is suffering we should prevent.
We conduct multidisciplinary research in the hope of identifying effective interventions to improve the wellbeing of all types of wild animals. 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.
December 4, 2017
November 30, 2017
The Wild-Animal Suffering Research (WASR) project is fundraising for 2018. This post outlines our plans for next year. If you’d like to support our work, help us fill our room for more funding.
November 27, 2017
A look back at our progress in 2017.
In the next two to three years, I intend to write a series of papers summarizing the evidence about a handful of broad areas of intervention into wild-animal suffering.