Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, and Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals Media, wrote an op-ed called “Seeing the Animals . . . and Ourselves.” They explore questions about what it means to really see animals and if this terrible COVID-19 pandemic could allow us to rethink our relationship with the natural world.
They write, “By seeing animals, we can reduce our exploitation of them and free up precious land and sea for rewilding and restoration. By seeing animals, we can better secure their habitats and natural behaviors and promote the goals of “one health,” which links the well-being of human societies, animals, and the environment. In seeing animals, it’s clear we not only give them a chance to survive, but ourselves one, too.”