Stress and Zoonotic Diseases
Why do public health officials tell us to socially distance (and rightly so), but fail to mention the animals crowded into factory farms–a major risk for the next pandemic? Join public health expert Dr. Aysha Akhtar, Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells, and Staff Attorney Kelsey Eberly for a round table discussion about the impacts of stress and confinement of animals on disease transmission—and conditions where they are most likely to jump to humans.
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The USDA and its meat corporation clientele are resisting calls to halt or even delay slaughterhouses’ adoption of the controversial high-speed, deregulated pig and poultry slaughter inspection systems.April 14, 2020 News
As shelter-in-place orders are given across the nation, there is a growing concern that family violence will be on the rise.April 10, 2020 News
Animal Legal Defense Fund calls on Congress to respond to COVID-19 by proactively addressing the root causes of pandemicsApril 9, 2020 Press Release