Reducing Wild Animal Suffering (WAS)

Sunday, 4 July 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Squirrel reaches out to a human hand

Have you ever heard people discussing gene editing of predators to turn them into herbivores? Or to gene edit animals who have many offspring, to have them create far fewer offspring? These are some of the extreme suggestions coming from advocates to reduce the suffering of wild animals. So what’s up with WAS? Davita and Trev discuss ideas within this movement, and the many responses to it.





 Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations:


 Herbivorize Predators:


 Estimates for the number of animals in the world:


 Overview of Wild Animal Suffering:


 PTSD in wild animals:



 Music Played:

 Deadstar 'Don't it get you down':

 Jordan Rakei 'Lost Myself':

 World Sick 'Shower':



 Podcast Image:

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Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.


The Freedom of Species Team