Faria, Catia (2016) Why we should not postpone awareness of wild animal suffering. Animal Sentience 7(14)
Yew-Kwang Ng, How welfare biology and commonsense may help to reduce animal suffering
Ng (2016) restates his case for the importance of wild animal suffering (1995). Nevertheless, he suggests that the most effective way to reduce nonhuman suffering overall is to give short-term priority to the suffering of farmed animals. It is not clear that Ng puts forward a successful case. Our current efforts to prevent animal suffering overall should also include raising awareness of wild animal suffering now as well as promoting research on safe and feasible ways to prevent wild animal suffering in the future.
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