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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The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.February 23, 2021 Press Release
New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release
Video shows malicious acts of violence toward cows, gross neglect of calvesOctober 8, 2020 Press Release