Executive Director Mia MacDonald was interviewed by Great.com in a piece called “How Can We Avoid a Repeat of the Coronavirus Pandemic?”
Human development is a tricky balancing act. But decision makers often overlook its effect on animal welfare, sustainability and the environment. Mia MacDonald spoke about influencing public policy by putting forward a compelling case for animal rights.
The COVID19 pandemic was a stark warning not to ignore the health of natural ecosystems. Brighter Green has recently published the Animals’ Manifesto, which indicates that intensive animal farming and habitat destruction are strongly linked to the spread of viruses that put the human population at risk. Mia explains that the biggest challenge is convincing government and industry to act on this research.
You can watch the interview here or find it on your favorite podcast app.