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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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Catia Faria is a researcher in animal ethics at the Law Department of Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). She is also an associate researcher of the Political Theory Group at the University of Minho (Portugal). http://upf.academia.edu/catiafaria