World Animal Day is below the signal of a “frequent planet”
FOUR PAWS – Basis for the safety of animals
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The 97th World Animal Day positioned below the signal of a “frequent planet”
FOUR PAWS urges governments around the globe to acknowledge the interdependence between animal welfare, human well being and the surroundings
Zurich, October 4, 2022 – World Animal Day celebrates its 97th anniversary at present and a focus is targeted on a “frequent planet”. Tens of millions of individuals take part in numerous occasions around the globe to focus on the function that animals play in our society and in numerous cultures. Planet Earth is dwelling to 130 billion mammals, 50 billion birds and 470 million home animals. Almost 35,000 recognized species of fish inhabit the waters of the world. Animals are a necessary a part of a wholesome ecosystem and are important to life on the planet.
Since its creation in 1988, the worldwide animal welfare group FOUR PAWS has strived to acknowledge the hyperlink between human well being, animal welfare and the surroundings. Now, in 2022, thirty-four years after the founding of the muse in Austria, governments around the globe have realized the vital significance of this situation, particularly because the emergence of COVID-19. Scientific research present that 75% of infectious illnesses are zoonoses, ie they’re of animal origin. There may be “compelling proof” that Wuhan’s stay animal market was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Josef Pfabigan, Chairman of the Board of FOUR PAWS, says: “The general public at present is healthier knowledgeable in regards to the hyperlinks and interdependence between the surroundings, people and animals. The brand new technology could be very open to points associated to animal safety and the local weather disaster. The implications of COVID-19 have modified our lifestyle in a single day. Globally, we should lastly acknowledge the affect of animal welfare and put this situation on the coronary heart of world public well being coverage.”
“What we’d like now’s to take a ‘One Well being’ strategy. This strategy consists of relationships with animals and improves them. We should essentially change our manufacturing and consumption patterns. This suggests, along with the top of intensive breeding, the prohibition of high-risk practices such because the commerce in canine and cat meat, the top of the commerce in wild animals and the breeding of fur animals. . With out preventive measures, pandemics will live on sooner or later.”
Dr Martina Stephany, Director of the Livestock and Vitamin Division, discusses the nice hazard that intensive livestock farming represents for the local weather: “The local weather disaster is, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, the second main international problem we face. at present dealing with. Yearly, sea ranges rise, pure disasters improve, rivers dry up and summers get hotter, which suggests wildfires are extra frequent and intense. The speed of wildlife extinction has by no means been increased.”
“Intensive livestock farming is the supply of big quantities of climate-damaging greenhouse gases. This kind of farming is among the greatest culprits of the local weather disaster and the animals are affected by it. Certainly, additionally they endure from the continual rise in temperatures and this has a unfavorable influence on their well being.
“Human beings symbolize 0.01% of all life on planet Earth, however they decide the destiny of the remaining 99.99%. Our habitat is their habitat. If we do not deal with the issues we face at present, we threat dealing with catastrophic penalties within the close to future. It takes not solely political will, but additionally a will to outlive and a dedication to sustaining life on this planet.”
The World Well being Group (WHO) definition of “One Well being”, developed by the One Well being Excessive Degree Knowledgeable Panel (OHHLEP), states that “One Well being, is an built-in and unifying strategy geared toward balancing and to sustainably optimize the well being of people, animals and ecosystems”. This strategy acknowledges that “the well being of people, home and wild animals, crops, and the broader surroundings (together with ecosystems) are intertwined and interdependent.”
Scientific research on COVID-19:
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