Wild animal welfare is the welfare of non-human animals under natural conditions.

Wild animals outnumber animals in factory farms by several orders of magnitude (Tomasik 2019). In spite of this, the welfare of animals in the wild has received very limited attention and concern; a comprehensive online bibliography in this area lists about fifty publications, most of which published online or in relatively unknown journals (Stafforini 2016). Wild animal welfare is thus a highly important and neglected focus area (Tomasik 2015).

As of yet, there have been no serious attempts to improve wild animal welfare, but the issue currently appears to have relatively low tractability. Some in the effective altruism community, however, have argued that this impression is mistaken (Dickens 2016). Interventions that have been proposed include doing advocacy for wild animals, supporting research into potential solutions, and building general capacity (Knutsson 2016)....

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