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Wild An­i­mal Welfare

Core TagLast edit: 3 Jun 2020 6:44 UTC by Aaron Gertler

Wild Animal Welfare posts discuss ideas and interventions related to improving the welfare of wild animals. For discussion of animals that are farmed by humans, see the Farmed Animal Welfare tag.

Wild an­i­mal suffer­ing video course

Animal_Ethics23 Jun 2020 12:19 UTC
25 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Re­search Sum­mary: The In­ten­sity of Valenced Ex­pe­rience across Species

Jason Schukraft11 Nov 2020 17:26 UTC
44 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

Helping wild an­i­mals through vac­ci­na­tion: could this hap­pen for coro­n­aviruses like SARS-CoV-2?

Animal_Ethics12 May 2020 18:25 UTC
31 points
9 comments25 min readEA link

Timeline of the wild-an­i­mal suffer­ing movement

Louis_Francini16 Jun 2020 6:49 UTC
54 points
9 comments1 min readEA link
(timelines.issarice.com)

Os­car Horta: Pro­mot­ing Welfare Biol­ogy as the Study of Wild An­i­mal Suffering

EA Global26 Feb 2019 15:51 UTC
28 points
0 comments11 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Wild an­i­mal suffer­ing caused by fires and ways to pre­vent it: a non­con­tro­ver­sial in­ter­ven­tion

Animal_Ethics29 Aug 2020 14:09 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Differ­ences in the In­ten­sity of Valenced Ex­pe­rience across Species

Jason Schukraft30 Oct 2020 1:13 UTC
82 points
35 comments80 min readEA link

An­i­mal Char­ity Eval­u­a­tors (ACE) re­leased their 2020 recom­men­da­tions (with Wild An­i­mal Ini­ti­a­tive added to their top char­i­ties)

lukefreeman25 Nov 2020 0:26 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

Please take the Re­duc­ing Wild-An­i­mal Suffer­ing Com­mu­nity Sur­vey!

MichaelStJules3 Feb 2020 18:53 UTC
24 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

How to Mea­sure Ca­pac­ity for Welfare and Mo­ral Status

Jason Schukraft1 Jun 2020 15:01 UTC
65 points
19 comments41 min readEA link

[Question] What was the first be­ing on Earth to ex­pe­rience suffer­ing?

BarryGrimes10 Jul 2020 8:05 UTC
12 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Eval­u­at­ing a crowd­fund­ing cam­paign to test an oral an­thrax vac­cine for wildlife

Cienna12 Oct 2020 5:06 UTC
33 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

AMA: Lewis Bol­lard, Open Philanthropy

LewisBollard24 Feb 2021 18:02 UTC
68 points
121 comments1 min readEA link

Opinion: Es­ti­mat­ing In­ver­te­brate Sentience

Jason Schukraft7 Nov 2019 2:38 UTC
121 points
33 comments23 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing Fish Welfare Initiative

TomBill8 Oct 2019 17:38 UTC
90 points
4 comments4 min readEA link

In­ver­te­brate Welfare Cause Profile

Jason Schukraft9 Jul 2019 17:28 UTC
95 points
13 comments42 min readEA link

Effec­tive An­i­mal Ad­vo­cacy Resources

saulius24 Oct 2019 10:41 UTC
98 points
4 comments7 min readEA link

Assess­ing bio­mark­ers of age­ing as mea­sures of cu­mu­la­tive an­i­mal welfare

willbradshaw27 Sep 2019 8:00 UTC
74 points
13 comments20 min readEA link

From hu­mans in Canada to bat­tery caged chick­ens in the United States, which an­i­mals have the hard­est lives: results

KarolinaSarek27 Nov 2018 22:28 UTC
87 points
10 commentsEA link

In­ver­te­brate Sen­tience Table

Daniela R. Waldhorn14 Jun 2019 15:57 UTC
86 points
22 comments3 min readEA link

In­ter­view with Jon Mal­latt about in­ver­te­brate consciousness

MaxCarpendale28 Apr 2019 17:52 UTC
82 points
10 comments11 min readEA link

In­ver­te­brate Sen­tience: A Use­ful Em­piri­cal Resource

Jason Schukraft12 Jun 2019 1:15 UTC
81 points
4 comments32 min readEA link

In­ver­te­brate Sen­tience: Sum­mary of find­ings, Part 2

Daniela R. Waldhorn14 Jun 2019 21:19 UTC
70 points
3 comments44 min readEA link

How Much Do Wild An­i­mals Suffer? A Foun­da­tional Re­sult on the Ques­tion is Wrong.

zdgroff24 Jun 2019 21:51 UTC
71 points
10 comments2 min readEA link

An­i­mal Welfare Fund AMA

Jamie_Spurgeon19 Dec 2018 14:48 UTC
21 points
20 commentsEA link

Should Longter­mists Mostly Think About An­i­mals?

abrahamrowe3 Feb 2020 14:40 UTC
69 points
41 comments20 min readEA link

Small an­i­mals have enor­mous brains for their size

eukaryote13 Feb 2019 5:12 UTC
65 points
6 comments2 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Which an­i­mals need the most help from the an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy move­ment?

Joey4 Dec 2018 20:29 UTC
52 points
5 commentsEA link

Why I’m fo­cus­ing on in­ver­te­brate sentience

MaxCarpendale8 Dec 2018 19:24 UTC
53 points
24 commentsEA link

Next Steps in In­ver­te­brate Welfare, Part 1: Fun­da­men­tal Research

Daniela R. Waldhorn11 Nov 2019 19:01 UTC
53 points
4 comments22 min readEA link

Fea­tures Rele­vant to In­ver­te­brate Sen­tience, Part 1

Jason Schukraft10 Jun 2019 18:00 UTC
50 points
2 comments26 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­tion to wild an­i­mal suffer­ing: A guide to the issues

Animal_Ethics3 Apr 2020 20:53 UTC
37 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Scien­tists’ at­ti­tudes to­wards im­prov­ing the welfare of an­i­mals in the wild: a qual­i­ta­tive study

Animal_Ethics12 Feb 2020 19:55 UTC
41 points
2 comments5 min readEA link

Sur­vey­ing at­ti­tudes to­wards helping wild an­i­mals among sci­en­tists and students

Animal_Ethics20 Mar 2020 19:56 UTC
27 points
7 comments5 min readEA link

Is it bet­ter to be a wild rat or a fac­tory farmed cow? A sys­tem­atic method for com­par­ing an­i­mal welfare.

Joey17 Sep 2018 23:55 UTC
49 points
22 comments6 min readEA link

Changes in con­di­tions are a pri­ori bad for av­er­age an­i­mal welfare

MichaelStJules9 Feb 2020 22:22 UTC
18 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

[Link] Assess­ing and Re­spect­ing Sen­tience After Brexit

MichaelStJules19 Feb 2020 7:19 UTC
17 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

In­sect her­bivores, life his­tory and wild an­i­mal welfare

kcudding7 Jun 2019 20:52 UTC
46 points
18 comments18 min readEA link

Life his­tory clas­sifi­ca­tion

kcudding6 Jun 2019 7:00 UTC
43 points
10 comments11 min readEA link

Would a re­duc­tion in the num­ber of owned cats out­doors in Canada and the US in­crease an­i­mal welfare?

kcudding25 Oct 2019 19:14 UTC
48 points
6 comments49 min readEA link

Wild An­i­mal Welfare Meetup (Spring 2020)

Wild_Animal_Initiative23 Apr 2020 13:53 UTC
27 points
3 comments14 min readEA link

Wild an­i­mal welfare in Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen (Ju­lia Wise)

Aaron Gertler12 Nov 2019 0:42 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(thewholesky.wordpress.com)

Wild-An­i­mal Suffer­ing Re­search 2017 Retrospective

tobiaspulver30 Nov 2017 13:38 UTC
11 points
0 commentsEA link

Wild-An­i­mal Suffer­ing Re­search’s Plans for 2018 and RFMF

tobiaspulver6 Dec 2017 16:04 UTC
9 points
0 commentsEA link

Wild An­i­mal Welfare Pro­ject Dis­cus­sion: A One-Year Strate­gic Review

Evan_Gaensbauer5 May 2018 0:56 UTC
8 points
1 commentEA link

Re­duc­ing Wild An­i­mal Suffer­ing Ecosys­tem & Directory

Evan_Gaensbauer31 Oct 2018 18:26 UTC
12 points
3 commentsEA link

Re­duc­ing Wild An­i­mal Suffer­ing Liter­a­ture Library: Origi­nal Re­search and Cause Prioritization

Evan_Gaensbauer15 Oct 2018 20:28 UTC
14 points
1 commentEA link

Re­duc­ing Wild An­i­mal Suffer­ing Liter­a­ture Library: Con­scious­ness and Ecol­ogy

Evan_Gaensbauer15 Oct 2018 20:24 UTC
11 points
4 commentsEA link

Uncer­tainty in wild an­i­mal welfare is not an in­tractable prob­lem and welfare biol­ogy is well-po­si­tioned to tackle it

Wild_Animal_Initiative23 Jul 2019 23:12 UTC
30 points
0 comments14 min readEA link

What is wild an­i­mal suffer­ing?

Animal_Ethics19 Oct 2019 0:01 UTC
17 points
6 comments7 min readEA link

Ex­treme un­cer­tainty in wild an­i­mal welfare re­quires re­silient model-build­ing

Wild_Animal_Initiative7 Aug 2019 22:25 UTC
24 points
3 comments6 min readEA link

Build­ing Sup­port for Wild An­i­mal Suffer­ing [Tran­script]

Evan_Gaensbauer24 Feb 2019 11:56 UTC
15 points
0 comments34 min readEA link

Prob­a­bil­ity es­ti­mate for wild an­i­mal welfare prioritization

Stijn23 Oct 2019 20:47 UTC
7 points
20 comments17 min readEA link

Im­prov­ing Pest Man­age­ment for Wild In­sect Welfare

Wild_Animal_Initiative26 Dec 2019 17:47 UTC
32 points
1 comment41 min readEA link

The ex­pected value of wild an­i­mal welfare is framed by age-spe­cific survivorship

Wild_Animal_Initiative4 Nov 2019 12:01 UTC
25 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

Why the Open Philan­thropy Pro­ject Should Pri­ori­tize Wild An­i­mal Suffering

MichaelDickens26 Aug 2016 2:08 UTC
22 points
17 commentsEA link

Six-month up­date and sum­mer fundraiser at Wild An­i­mal Initiative

Wild_Animal_Initiative16 Jul 2019 22:00 UTC
21 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

A vi­sion for an­thro­pocen­trism to sup­plant wild an­i­mal suffering

kbog6 Jun 2019 0:01 UTC
28 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

What is the value of wild an­i­mal welfare for restora­tion ecol­ogy?

Wild_Animal_Initiative13 Mar 2020 22:47 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

The Un­proven (And Un­prov­able) Case For Net Wild An­i­mal Suffer­ing. A Re­ply To Tomasik

MichaelPlant5 Dec 2016 21:03 UTC
14 points
15 commentsEA link

Per­sis­tence and re­versibil­ity – long-term de­sign con­sid­er­a­tions for wild an­i­mal welfare

Wild_Animal_Initiative28 Jan 2020 8:49 UTC
35 points
0 comments38 min readEA link

35-150 billion fish are raised in cap­tivity to be re­leased into the wild ev­ery year

saulius2 Apr 2019 13:16 UTC
85 points
13 comments36 min readEA link

A sum­mary of our work in 2019

Animal_Ethics31 Dec 2019 17:03 UTC
9 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

An­i­mal Ethics’s 2020 ac­tivi­ties plan

Animal_Ethics17 Jan 2020 23:03 UTC
12 points
0 comments9 min readEA link

Job open­ings at Wild An­i­mal Initiative

Wild_Animal_Initiative6 Jun 2020 16:32 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Re­search for Effec­tive Fish Welfare Work

Jennifer20 Jul 2020 12:05 UTC
32 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Mo­ral cir­cles: De­grees, di­men­sions, visuals

MichaelA24 Jul 2020 4:04 UTC
59 points
10 comments13 min readEA link

The Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time: Welfare Implications

Jason Schukraft27 Jul 2020 13:24 UTC
92 points
13 comments63 min readEA link

Does Crit­i­cal Flicker-Fu­sion Fre­quency Track the Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time?

Jason Schukraft3 Aug 2020 13:30 UTC
48 points
19 comments36 min readEA link

Mar­cus Davis: Re­think Pri­ori­ties — em­piri­cal re­search on ne­glected causes

EA Global9 Jul 2020 14:51 UTC
36 points
3 comments11 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Next Steps in In­ver­te­brate Welfare, Part 2: Pos­si­ble Interventions

Daniela R. Waldhorn14 Nov 2019 0:40 UTC
43 points
5 comments43 min readEA link

Novem­ber 2019 An­i­mal Welfare Fund Pay­out Report

SamDeere11 Dec 2019 19:06 UTC
31 points
0 comments3 min readEA link
(app.effectivealtruism.org)

Re­search Sum­mary: The Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time

Jason Schukraft10 Aug 2020 13:28 UTC
70 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

Re­nam­ing our grant pro­gram: ACE Move­ment Grants

Animal Charity Evaluators6 Oct 2020 7:24 UTC
8 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

An­nounc­ing our sum­mer 2020 ACE Move­ment Grants

Animal Charity Evaluators12 Oct 2020 18:28 UTC
24 points
4 comments9 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

[Question] Which is bet­ter for an­i­mal welfare, ter­raform­ing planets or space habitats? And by how much?

DonyChristie17 Oct 2020 21:49 UTC
19 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

ACE Move­ment Grants: Novem­ber 2019 Gran­tee Updates

Animal Charity Evaluators21 Oct 2020 14:27 UTC
13 points
0 comments13 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

Why Re­search into Wild An­i­mal Suffer­ing Con­cerns me

Jordan_Warner25 Oct 2020 22:26 UTC
11 points
44 comments1 min readEA link

Si­mon Eck­er­ström Lied­holm: Per­sis­tence and re­versibil­ity of wild an­i­mal welfare interventions

EA Global9 Nov 2020 21:17 UTC
18 points
0 comments14 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Longter­mism and an­i­mal advocacy

Tobias_Baumann11 Nov 2020 17:44 UTC
79 points
7 comments1 min readEA link
(centerforreducingsuffering.org)

The po­ten­tial to re­duce the suffer­ing of an­i­mals liv­ing in the wild by us­ing eDNA sampling

Animal_Ethics16 Nov 2020 20:19 UTC
28 points
3 comments22 min readEA link

Next Steps in In­ver­te­brate Welfare, Part 3: Un­der­stand­ing At­ti­tudes and Pos­si­bil­ities

Daniela R. Waldhorn14 Nov 2019 22:07 UTC
40 points
2 comments25 min readEA link

An­i­mal Welfare Fund Grants – March 2020

SamDeere9 Apr 2020 8:48 UTC
27 points
0 comments6 min readEA link
(app.effectivealtruism.org)

How to make an im­pact in an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy, a sur­vey.

Joey27 Aug 2018 0:42 UTC
34 points
8 commentsEA link

Fea­tures Rele­vant to In­ver­te­brate Sen­tience, Part 2

Jason Schukraft11 Jun 2019 15:23 UTC
25 points
12 comments25 min readEA link

An­i­mal Welfare Fund: Novem­ber 2020 grant recommendations

SamDeere3 Dec 2020 13:00 UTC
28 points
2 comments7 min readEA link
(app.effectivealtruism.org)

An­i­mal Ethics work in 2020

Animal_Ethics27 Dec 2020 17:58 UTC
17 points
0 comments7 min readEA link

FAQ: ACE’s An­i­mal Ad­vo­cacy Re­search Fund

Animal Charity Evaluators6 Jan 2021 22:54 UTC
6 points
3 comments7 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

Wild An­i­mal Ini­ti­a­tive’s defi­ni­tion of welfare

Wild_Animal_Initiative22 Dec 2020 22:57 UTC
6 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(www.wildanimalinitiative.org)

Com­par­i­son chart of our 2020 recom­mended charities

Animal Charity Evaluators21 Jan 2021 2:03 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

Four pod­cast epi­sodes on an­i­mal advocacy

finm25 Jan 2021 13:40 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Ap­ply for fund­ing from ACE move­ment grants

Animal Charity Evaluators23 Feb 2021 21:43 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(animalcharityevaluators.org)

In­ter­ven­tion Pro­file: Bal­lot Initiatives

Jason Schukraft13 Jan 2020 15:41 UTC
108 points
4 comments42 min readEA link

Per­sis Eskan­der: Cru­cial con­sid­er­a­tions in wild an­i­mal suffering

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
8 points
0 comments15 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Ozy Bren­nan, Kieran Greig, and Abra­ham Rowe: Build­ing sup­port for wild an­i­mal suffering

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
8 points
0 comments32 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Jeff Sebo: A util­i­tar­ian case for an­i­mal rights

EA Global18 Oct 2019 18:05 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Will Brad­shaw: Biolog­i­cal ag­ing — a new ap­proach to mea­sur­ing an­i­mal welfare

EA Global18 Oct 2019 18:05 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

An­i­mal re­search ca­reer stories

EA Global25 Oct 2020 5:48 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Michelle Gra­ham and Os­car Horta: Out­look on the emerg­ing field of wild an­i­mal welfare research

EA Global25 Oct 2020 6:56 UTC
9 points
0 comments12 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Aditya SK: Ex­pan­sion of an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy and con­cern for wild an­i­mal suffer­ing in India

EA Global21 Nov 2020 8:12 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

James Spur­geon: Path­ways into an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy research

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Per­sis Eskan­der: Re­duc­ing wild-an­i­mal suffer­ing through research

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Per­sis Eskan­der: Hu­man­ity’s im­pact on wild an­i­mal suffer­ing (light­ning talk)

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

On the longter­mist case for work­ing on farmed an­i­mals [Uncer­tain­ties & re­search ideas]

MichaelA11 Apr 2021 6:49 UTC
38 points
11 comments8 min readEA link

Ap­ply­ing speciesism to wild-an­i­mal suffering

MichaelDello17 May 2020 23:11 UTC
15 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

The rele­vance of trophic in­ter­ac­tions to wild an­i­mal welfare

Wild_Animal_Initiative26 May 2020 23:24 UTC
16 points
1 comment7 min readEA link

Re­quest for pro­posal—EA An­i­mal Welfare Fund

KarolinaSarek28 May 2020 3:02 UTC
35 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

A library of sci­en­tific refer­ences rele­vant to welfare biology

Animal_Ethics6 Dec 2019 14:24 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Uncer­tainty and Wild An­i­mal Welfare

abrahamrowe19 Jul 2019 13:33 UTC
24 points
0 comments8 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing Wild An­i­mal Initiative

abrahamrowe25 Jan 2019 17:23 UTC
28 points
4 commentsEA link

A Re­search Agenda for Estab­lish­ing Welfare Biology

abrahamrowe15 Mar 2019 18:24 UTC
22 points
11 comments10 min readEA link

New EA Fish Orgs: Col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Fish Welfare Ini­ti­a­tive and Aquatic Life Institute

william4 Jun 2020 15:40 UTC
60 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Sur­vey data on the moral value of sen­tient in­di­vi­d­u­als com­pared to non-sen­tient en­vi­ron­men­tal systems

Jamie_Harris27 Oct 2019 7:00 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(butcantheysuffer.wordpress.com)

Po­ten­tial effects of habitat frag­men­ta­tion on wild an­i­mal welfare

M_Allcock11 Aug 2020 7:54 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(ecoevorxiv.org)

Op­ti­mal pop­u­la­tion den­sity: trad­ing off the qual­ity and quan­tity of welfare

Wild_Animal_Initiative22 Jan 2020 18:13 UTC
14 points
4 comments10 min readEA link

Meth­ods for study­ing wild an­i­mals’ causes of death

Wild_Animal_Initiative2 Nov 2020 23:43 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.wildanimalinitiative.org)

Where can I donate to sup­port in­sect welfare?

nonzerosum31 Dec 2017 1:40 UTC
8 points
9 commentsEA link

Hu­mane Pes­ti­cides as the Most Marginally Effec­tive Cause

JeffMJordan22 Sep 2015 6:35 UTC
8 points
22 commentsEA link

Michelle Gra­ham: How evolu­tion can help us un­der­stand wild an­i­mal welfare

EA Global14 Feb 2020 22:10 UTC
29 points
3 comments12 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Zach Groff: Does suffer­ing dom­i­nate en­joy­ment in the an­i­mal king­dom?

EA Global18 Feb 2020 0:46 UTC
38 points
1 comment14 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Open fo­rum with ACE Top Char­ity Wild An­i­mal Ini­ti­a­tive: Wed­nes­day, 7PM EST

Wild_Animal_Initiative25 Nov 2020 2:10 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.wildanimalinitiative.org)

Le­gal Pri­ori­ties Re­search: A Re­search Agenda

jonasschuett6 Jan 2021 21:47 UTC
56 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How can non-biol­o­gists con­tribute to wild an­i­mal welfare?

evelynciara17 Feb 2021 20:58 UTC
15 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Con­crete next steps for age­ing-based welfare measures

willbradshaw1 Nov 2019 14:55 UTC
38 points
3 comments7 min readEA link

Bounty: Guide To Switch­ing From Farmed Fish To Wild-Caught Fish

ozymandias22 Feb 2019 16:10 UTC
37 points
8 comments1 min readEA link
(thingofthings.wordpress.com)