Over fifty scientists have signed a letter published in the Lancet Journal of Planetary Health calling on governments to set limits on animal farming in order to comply with targets set by the Paris Agreement. According to these scientists, worldwide meat consumption must peak and then decline within the next ten years in order to meet those goals.
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Peak Meat Consumption Must Occur Within Decade, Scientists Warn
Study Finds Zoo Conservation Materials Have No Effect on Conservation Knowledge
A new study published in the Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research has found that the conservation-aimed educational placards and other signposts that zoo exhibits may include increases the amount of time people stay at an exhibit, but do little or nothing to increase actual knowledge of conservation issues.
Application of 3R Principles in Small Animal GLP Testing of Biomaterials
This article explores the difference in animal testing when “Good Laboratory Practices” (and the three Rs: replace, reduce, and refine) are employed.
“Underestimates of Methane from Intensively Raised Animals Could Undermine Goals of Sustainable Development”
A new review by Matthew Hayek and Scot Miller published in Environmental Research Letters suggests that the United States may be understating methane emissions from meat and dairy operations, undermining goals of sustainable development.
“Interventions to Reduce Meat Consumption by Appealing to Animal Welfare: Meta-Analysis and Evidence-Based Recommendations”
A new study in the journal Appetite by Maya Mathur, Jacob Peacock, David Reichling, Janice Nadler, Paul Bain, Christopher Gardner, and Thomas Robinson, “Interventions to Reduce Meat Consumption by Appealing to Animal Welfare: Meta-Analysis and Evidence-Based Recommendations,” provides a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of strategies to reduce meat consumption.
Ethics of Animal Rescue and Care
A new book by Elan Abrell, Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care, bridges anthropology, animal studies, and political philosophy in the first major ethnography to focus on ethical issues related to sanctuaries and other animal rescue facilities.
Investigating the Influence of Non-State Actors on Amendments to the CITES Appendices
This article by Daniel Challender and Douglas MacMillan addresses the role of non-governmental organizations in decisions made at CITES, recommending that such actors seek to better understand the CITES decision-making process.
Article Addresses the Ethics of Cultivated Meat
On Visions and Promises — Ethical Aspects of in vitro Meat, published in Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, explores whether cultivated meat is an ethical solution for existing problems in animal welfare, the environment, and society.
Article Suggests ESA Listings Have Positive Effect on Cattle Stocks
An article published in Food Policy attempts to measure the effects of listing animals as protected under the Endangered Species Act on cattle stocks and suggests that those listings may actually increase cattle stocks.
Samantha King's New Book Interviews Scholars
A new book by Samantha King, Messy Eating : Conversations on Animals as Food, contains interviews with thirteen scholars about the connection between their work and consuming animals as food.