The Wild-Animal Suffering Research project investigates how we can reduce the suffering of animals in natural ecosystems. If we take the idea of anti-speciesism seriously, it’s clear that the suffering of wild animals—given their staggering numbers—carries enormous ethical importance.
The project is currently focused on developing a better understanding of the suffering of wild animals, developing strategies to reduce wild-animal suffering, and building a research community around the topic to establish it as an academic discipline in its own right.
Wild-Animal Suffering Research Director: Persis Eskander
“Many people have a romantic notion of nature. But behind a peaceful façade there is tremendous suffering: diseases, hunger, predators, and much more. These animals deserve our sympathy no less than those who suffer a similar fate in factory farms.”