Wild and domestic animals have carried viruses and bacteria for millennia
What has changed is the way we humans interact with them...
The COVID-19 pandemic is teaching us a painful but necessary lesson
Respect for animals and their habitats is integral to human health and welfare.
If there was ever a time to be bold in stressing this, that moment is now.
The legal and illegal wildlife trade, urbanisation and the destruction of wildlife’s natural habitats for agricultural purposes, especially for the intensification of animal farming, are combining to push humans, wildlife and other animals closer than ever before, increasing the risk of new pandemics of animal origin.
Do you want to #StopPandemics?
MEPs have the power to make our voices heard and make Europe a safer place for animals and humans
We, our Member Organisations and EU citizens are mobilising those MEPs who will be working on the the EU Green Deal’s Farm-to-Fork and Biodiversity to 2030 strategies to integrate our recommendations.
What we want
We're calling on the EU institutions and national governments to learn lessons from the current global public health crisis by tackling its root causes.
The EU Green Deal
The European Commission is drafting two crucial components of the EU Green Deal: the Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 and the Farm to Fork Strategy.
The aim of our "Stop pandemics? Start here" campaign is to bolster our calls for these documents to include animal protection related to human health issues.
Based on the content of both strategies, we will fine-tune our campaign actions to make sure that as a next step, the European Parliament endorses our recommendations.