A new article on the consequences for animals of the status quo bias

2 Aug 2020

Cognitive biases are a very serious obstacle for the advance of concern for all sentient beings. In addition, they can be harmful to animal advocacy. Read more

Negative and positive effects of habitat fragmentation on animals

15 Jul 2020

A new study indicated that the most important effects resulting from habitat fragmentation are long-term ones, which can be negative or positive for animals. Read more

Animal Ethics virtual events in 2020

8 Jul 2020

This year, due to the spread of COVID-19, we were forced to cancel most of our activities, and have decided to do them online when possible and have added other events in different languages. Read more

In memory of Regan Russell, killed while defending animals

27 Jun 2020

On June 19th, Regan Russell, a long-time animal activist and member of Toronto Pig Save, was killed while she was defending animals outside a slaughterhouse, hit by an animal exploitation industry truck. Read more

Watch the first module of our video course about wild animal suffering

21 Jun 2020

We’ve released the entire first module of our video course on wild animal suffering. It covers the situation of animals in the wild as individuals, and ways of helping them. Read more

Our texts about wild animal suffering, now available in audio

29 May 2020

We are excited to announce that we have just released the audio versions of every text in the wild animal suffering section of our website. This is following our major update and expansion of this section. Read more

Fire season in Australia: wild animal suffering and response

27 May 2020

This post expands on our previous work on how wild animals suffer in forest fires. It also addresses policies that could alleviate the future suffering of wild animals in fire events. Read more

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

12 May 2020

The extent to which some animals can suffer from different diseases has become prominent due to the present COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Co-hosted spring meetup about how to best help wild animals

26 Apr 2020

We will continue to collaborate with other organizations that are concerned about wild animals, in order to find the best ways to coordinate our efforts and improve our effectiveness. Read more

Introduction to wild animal suffering: A guide to the issues

3 Apr 2020

This is a companion text to our online video course to acquaint readers with the basic ideas about what wild animal suffering is, why it matters, and what can be done about it.

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Surveying attitudes towards helping wild animals among scientists and students

20 Mar 2020

This study consisted of a survey where we asked hundreds of students and scholars about their attitudes toward different ways of helping wild animals Read more

Announcing the first video of an online course on wild animal suffering

29 Feb 2020

This first video gives an overview of the topics that will be covered. Starting next month, we will be regularly publishing the course videos. Read more

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

10 Feb 2020

Animal Ethics has carried out a qualitative study to assess the attitudes of life scientists towards helping wild animals. Read more

Helping wild animals in Australia

5 Feb 2020

Fires have been raging in many parts of Australia for several months now. This has been the worst wildfire season in recent memory in Australia. This posts presents some ways in which animals have been harmed and helped. Read more

Animal Ethics starts working in India

30 Jan 2020

Animal Ethics has started to work in India, beginning with a series of talks at universities about speciesism, the moral consideration of animals, and concern for wild animal suffering. Read more

Animal Ethics’s 2020 activities plan

17 Jan 2020

The accumulated work and experience of previous years has made it possible for us to expect that in 2020 the impact of our work will be much greater than ever before. Read more

Animal Ethics work in 2019

30 Dec 2019

In 2019, at Animal Ethics we increased our work significantly, by promoting and carrying out research in welfare biology and doing capacity building work about wild animal suffering. We also expanded internationally. Read more

Remembering Priscilla Cohn’s work for wild animals

28 Dec 2019

Priscilla Cohn was Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. She did pioneering work focused in the defense of wild animals and supporting contraception for wild animals Read more

Major updates to our section on helping animals living in the wild

24 Dec 2019

We have recently expanded with new texts and contents our website section about helping animals living in the wild and the reasons why wild animal suffering is an important problem. Read more

Introduction to urban welfare ecology research

20 Dec 2019

Urban welfare ecology is the study of wild animals who live in urban, suburban, and industrial environments with a focus on the wellbeing of the animals as individuals, rather than as populations. Read more