A threat for human health - How animal agriculture causes pandemics and other health crises


Room A + online

This presentation will briefly explain the concepts of global health and epidemiology and how animal agriculture influenced the different eras of epidemiology. Moreover, it will be explained why knowing about health threats that arise from animal farming might be useful when advocating for animal rights. The focus will be on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, but lifestyle diseases and animal testing, world hunger, and climate change will also be touched briefly.

At the end of the presentation, key takeaways will be summarized to ensure that participants can apply what they learned as animal rights activists.