June 29, 2018

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.

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May 9, 2018

Online Q&A - April 2018

In mid-April, we ran our first online Q&A. The goal was to give our audience an opportunity to ask questions they had about our work, strategy, plans and mission.

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May 3, 2018

Some Crucial Considerations for WAS

A “crucial consideration”-- a term invented by Nick Bostrom-- is a piece of evidence that radically changes the value of pursuing a particular intervention or focus area.

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May 2, 2018

Reducing Aquatic Noise To Help Fish

The level of low-frequency ambient noise in the open ocean has doubled every decade since the 1950s; this increase in noise levels is primarily anthropogenic, associated with transportation, development, and resource extraction.

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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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December 4, 2017

Our Plans for 2018

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.

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November 27, 2017

Ozy Brennan's Research Plan

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.

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November 27, 2017

Georgia Ray's Research Plan

My personal interest in wild-animal suffering (WAS) research, and in spreading knowledge about WAS, is mostly in assessing existing wild-animal suffering.

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