Addressing aquatic animal welfare is important, as it is highly neglected, and tractable. Estimates vary, but there are approximately 100 billion fin fish and 350-400 billion shrimps farmed annually, which is far more than all of the land animals combined (more than 7x as many at the upper estimation). For the most part, farmed aquatic animals are treated like inanimate objects - their suffering is almost unimaginable.
This session covers why aquatic animal welfare is critical to address, and some of the priority interventions that can alleviate vast amounts of suffering.
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This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2022. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.