Happy Earth Day from your friends at OAA!

The World Federation of Animal (WFA), of which Ohio Animal Advocates is a member, worked to the get the United Nations to recognize the importance of animal welfare in building a sustainable world. They also published “Unveiling the Nexus: The Interdependence of Animal Welfare, Environment and Sustainable Development.”

Human activities can have a measurable effect on the health and wellbeing of humans, animals and ecosystems alike, For example, lack of concern for animal welfare in industrial farming can lead to the emergence of zoonotic diseases like influenza and coronaviruses, and increased pollution that can contaminate waterways and damage ecosystems. Fortunately, as the report discusses, there is also evidence that improved animal welfare can lead to a healthier environment for both humans and animals.