Wild-Animal Suffering Research 2017 Retrospective

post by tobiaspulver · 2017-11-30T13:38:01.116Z · score: 11 (13 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · None comments

Contents

  Background
  Progress
    Research
      Agenda
      Publications
      Communications
    Team
    Conferences
    Grants
  Feedback
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Cross-posted on behalf of the Wild-Animal Suffering Research team.

 

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Note: This post is an update on the progress of the Wild-Animal Suffering Research project. If you’re not familiar with this project, you can read our launch post and mission.

Background

Wild-Animal Suffering Research (WASR) launched as a project supported by the Effective Altruism Foundation (EAF) in June 2017. We are a team of three part-time researchers conducting multidisciplinary research to learn more about the problem of wild-animal suffering. Our hope is that a comprehensive understanding of the cause area will allow us to make progress towards determining the tractability of wild-animal suffering. We are currently funded by a $30,000 grant from Effective Altruism Funds – Animal Welfare.

Progress

Research

Agenda

Publications

Communications

Team

We hired Georgia Ray as a part-time researcher. Georgia writes about a variety of topics including animal welfare and existential risk on the website Eukaryote Writes Blog, and helps run the Seattle Effective Altruists group. She has done research on bacteriophage-host interactions, and graduated from The Evergreen State College with a focus in microbiology.

Conferences

Grants

Feedback

Our project is still in its infancy so feedback on our work is extremely valuable. If you’d like to give anonymous feedback, follow the link on our Feedback page. Otherwise, feel free to leave comments or send us an email with your thoughts: info@was-research.org.

 

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