Animals in the wild often suffer a great deal. An interview with Persis Eskander, researcher at the Open Philanthropy Project on what, if anything we should do about it - 80,000 Hours Podcast

As much as I don't like the idea of animals suffering in the wild, nature is what it is. It's a system that has evolved over billions of years, and that we still don't fully understand.

Human beings already have an appalling track record of interference, arrogantly stepping in and making changes on a whim without understanding the consequences. Even when we mean well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and we almost always cause more harm than good.

One of the biggest failings of mankind, is our impulse to control everything around us. We really need to get better at learning when not to act, and just let things happen. Granted, if a species is on the brink of extinction, and we're to blame, it makes sense for us to step in and try to somehow salvage the situation, however that should be an exception, not the rule. Just my 2 cents.

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