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Dr. Meagan King is awarded Animal Ethics postdoctoral grant to carry out research on welfare biology at the University of Guelph

We are excited to announce that we have awarded Dr. Meagan King a postdoctoral grant to carry out research on welfare biology in Canada. This is a new field of research at the intersection of the sciences of ecology and animal welfare, studying the wellbeing of animals living in the wild and ways of improving it. Read more

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Why age-specific mortality is relevant to welfare biology

Knowledge of age-specific mortality patterns will be helpful for contextualizing the anticipated data in order to understand what being a member of any species is like on average. Read more

What is wild animal suffering?

Wild animal suffering refers to the harms that animals living outside of direct human control suffer due partly or totally to natural causes. It covers animals living in wild or semi-wild areas, but also in urban or agricultural environments. Read more

Identifying predictors of insect abundance

Understanding the present drivers and correlates of insect abundance might be helpful in comparing the total amount of insect suffering that is present or possible in different environments. Read more

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What is sentience, and why does it matter?

Sentience is the reason to respect other beings, and all the evidences indicate that vertebrates and a large number of invertebrates are sentient. Read more

Rejecting animal exploitation: Veganism

Learn more about the reasons to reject animal exploitation, and how to do it in your everyday life, joining many others who have done so too. Read more

Wild animal suffering: Learn more

Many people ignore that most animals suffer significantly and die prematurely in the wild, but it's possible to help them successfully. Read more


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