|Dear Mark, |
Two years ago, our lives were shaken by COVID-19. As COVID-19 may have shown all too clearly, diseases can jump to humans from other animals. In fact, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three out of every four new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals. So, how we treat wild and farmed animals isn’t just critically important to their wellbeing. It is crucial to human health.
Will you join over 312,000 people who have already signed, and add your name now?
|This is one reason why, Compassion sounded the alarm on the growing emergency to change our farming system, with a petition urging international institutions to take action. During these last two years, many voices raised in the same direction, and in November 2021, the World Health Assembly committed to an international treaty on pandemic causes and response. This was a first victory, but we now need to have factory farming and animal welfare included in this treaty and linked with pandemic risk.|
|At the start of July, a meeting of countries in charge of the redaction of the Treaty on Pandemics will be held; this is the best time to hand over our petition and show that citizens around the world are aware of the connection between factory farming, animal welfare and pandemic, and ask for change. We will hand over our petition with other organisations, to show how many people worldwide care about this. If you have not signed the petition yet, we need you to raise your voice! We will be your spokesperson and hand in your signature directly.|
|We all have been impacted and suffered during the COVID crisis; we should not miss this opportunity to act so this is never allowed to happen again. Many thanks in advance for your support. Together we will be able to make it heard that there can’t be health security whilst factory farming continues. For the animals,|