Organized by the International Center for Animal Law and Policy (ICALP)
Speakers: Deborah Villeras and Melanie Montenegro Perez, students of the Master in Animal Law and Society (7th edition)
The livestock sector has a negative impact on the environment and on global human security. This sector contributes significantly to climate change, which is a global and real environmental problem, due to the high greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), "livestock generates more greenhouse gases than the transport sector."
In terms of global human security, livestock farming poses threats due to the excessive use of antibiotics in animals and the appearance of zoonotic diseases, among others. Deforestation, high water consumption and soil pollution are just some of the numerous effects of livestock on the environment and, as a consequence, on humans and other animals. The welfare of animals is of particular concern due to the difficulty to satisfy the animals’ needs, especially with regards to the natural behaviors of the species.
Therefore, the objective of the conference is to raise awareness on the impact of livestock on the planet, on human health and on animal welfare, and the need to act to address it, as well as exposing solutions that can be carried out to help curb the impact.
Time: 12 am – 14 am
Place: Sala de Graus, Faculty of Law, Autonomous University of Barcelona
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