COVID-19: Rethinking our Relationship with Animals
With global outbreaks of zoonotic disease, like COVID-19, on the rise, it is imperative that we simultaneously mobilize to limit the staggering impact of the current pandemic and take action to mitigate our heightened risk from the next. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is developing a series of white papers, which outline policy strategies to reduce zoonotic disease transmission and risks.
This webinar will provide an overview of the first white paper in the series — COVID-19 and Animals — which discusses the root causes of zoonotic diseases and the industries putting the public in the most danger. Specifically, we will discuss modern food production, including factory farming, which involves billions of high-risk interactions between humans and animals, as well as various other human-animal interactions due to the wildlife trade, habitat loss and human encroachment, and climate change.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Pig Breeder Holden Farms Related to Feeding Dead Piglets’ Intestines and Feces to Mother Pigs and Other OffensesAnimal Legal Defense Fund filed a false claims lawsuit against Holden Farms. Allegations include violating federal and state laws banning “garbage feeding” and state animal cruelty law.August 10, 2023 Press Release
Cows were killed in Madison, Brazos, and Robertson Counties, Texas.May 3, 2023 Press Release
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit handed an important win to plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s Ag-Gag law, ruling that undercover investigations and whistleblowing are considered newsgathering activities protected by the First Amendment.February 23, 2023 Press Release