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How much (physical) suffering is there? Part II: Animals 2021-01-10T12:48:14.180Z
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Comment by mariushobbhahn on How much (physical) suffering is there? Part I: Humans · 2021-01-12T17:30:10.807Z · EA · GW

Thank you very much. Unfortunately the source I'm using (Our World in Data) doesn't report YLLs. Sources that report YLLs are so sparse that I couldn't have used them for an overview. I'm also not sure whether the results I'm drawing here are in any way conclusive or whether DALYs are such a bad metric of suffering that I'm just reading tea leaves. 

Comment by mariushobbhahn on How much (physical) suffering is there? Part II: Animals · 2021-01-10T16:20:41.085Z · EA · GW

I understood the numbers to only contain farm fish and no wild fish. 
Thanks for the fact about elephants, I didn't know that. A better metric might then be the number of neurons in the cortex. But it would still contain a lot of uncertainty about which regions of the brain are actually causally responsible for suffering and so on.