The Foundation for the Research of Ethology and Biodiversity (FIEB), in collaboration with the Wildlife Hospital AMUS and with the support of the University Alfonso X El sabio,has developed the project “Wild Pain”, in which the ways wild raptors express pain are investigated.
With this project, FIEB aims to fulfill one of the most important points of its mission: to contribute to the knowledge of the protected species.
This study will be conducted between 2014 and 2015, and will analyze the presence of pain and the different ways of expressing that pain in several of the most common species of Iberian raptors.
In this project, both professional veterinarians and students in their last year of Veterinary school from several Spanish Universities are involved. They are interested in directing their careers toward wildlife by doing their internship with us.
“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional” Budha (563 a.C.- 486 a.C.)