15 Dec

EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM: WHY FISH MATTER – AND HOW WE CAN HELP

When:
Monday 7 October, 2019 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
2019-10-07T19:30:00+01:00
2019-10-07T21:00:00+01:00
Where:
Upper Lounge

What’s the big deal about fish? As consumers have become aware of the severe consequences of overfishing and pollution, another scientific consensus has emerged: fish are unique individuals that can feel pain, have long-lasting memories, and may even be self-aware. Fish matter morally, which makes the harsh treatment we afford to them extremely concerning.

Fish Welfare Initiative is a new Effective Altruism charity that focuses exclusively on reducing the suffering of fish. It does this through research and implementing targeted and highly-scalable welfare improvements on fish farms.

In this talk, Haven King-Nobles, co-founder and Director of Operations at FWI, will discuss the issues with our current aquaculture system and the work that FWI is doing to improve it. We will seek to answer the question: How can we do the most good for fish?

Haven King-Nobles has been involved in animal advocacy and effective altruism for several years, during which time he founded Effective Altruism Oberlin, was president of Oberlin Animal Rights, and was a Research Intern at Mercy For Animals. He graduated from Oberlin College with degrees in computer science and philosophy.