How to reduce animal suffering with welfare biology?
Welfare biology is a fairly new discipline that examines the health and happiness of animals in their environment. By understanding which animals are capable of welfare and what makes their welfare positive, we can implement low-cost solutions to reduce their suffering enormously. This is particularly relevant to the animals that we farm.
Yew-Kwang Ng is an emeritus professor in Economics, Monash University. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a member of Advisory Board, Global Priorities Institute, Oxford University. In 2007, he received the highest award (Distinguished Fellow) of the Economic Society of Australia. He was invited to deliver the inaugural Atkinson Memorial Lecture at Oxford University in 2018. He has published more than 30 books and 300 refereed journal papers in economics, biology, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, etc., including in American Economic Review (7 single-authored papers). Recent books: Markets and Morals, Cambridge University Press, 2019: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108163828 ; Happiness, Springer, 2022, open access: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-33-4972-8