Our Work

Photo by Hope Mayer

Photo by Hope Mayer

The Center for Wildlife Ethics (CWE) is a public interest organization dedicated to safeguarding native wildlife by:

  • Instilling an ethical voice in wildlife public policy

  • Exposing political, corporate and economic interests most harmful to wildlife and the environment

  • Valuing the life of every individual wild animal as well as entire populations of species

  • Crafting and pursuing strategies to empower authentic wildlife protectionists who are traditionally unrepresented

  • Promoting non-violent solutions for human conflicts with wildlife

  • Advocating before administrative, legislative and judicial bodies

  • Monitoring governmental bodies for compliance and consistency with their own wildlife-related laws and policies

CWE pursues only those reforms and objectives that substantively benefit animals and their advocates. CWE does not receive any state or federal funding. Our work is made possible by the support of those who value our tenacity and commitment to animal protection.   


The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity -- then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective.

—David Suzuki