Working to research and reduce to suffering of wild animals

Our Mission


Wild animal initiative’s mission is to

Research, raise awareness, and reduce the suffering of animals. Wild Animal Initiative publishes research on wild animal welfare, and works to build welfare biology as an academic field.

In 2019, we are prioritizing research and outreach. Our research focus is prioritization within wild animal welfare, and understanding the cost-effectiveness of near term interventions to improve wild animal welfare. Our outreach focus is academic field-building with an emphasis on early career scientists interested in welfare biology.

Wild Animal Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in the State of Minnesota. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States.


Who We Are



Advisory Board



We believe in complete transparency about how we work. We intend to make our financial and operating information publicly accessible at all times. For any information requests, email

Board Meeting Minutes

Financial Information