United Nations Recognizes Animal Welfare as Environmental Protection

During the fifth session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA), a resolution was passed that recognized the importance of animal welfare in promoting the “One Health” approach to the Sustainable Development Goals, and that animal health is connected to human health and wellbeing. This “Resolution on the Nexus between Animal Welfare, Environment and Sustainable Development” calls on the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director to prepare a report exploring the link between animal welfare and the environment. Read the Resolution here.