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

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.

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February 23, 2018

Are seafood substitutes good for wild fish?

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.

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January 19, 2018

Invertebrate Sentience: Urgent But Understudied

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.

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