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Fellow Shows Links between Animal Welfare and Public Health

2nd January 2010

Fellow of the Centre, neurologist and public health specialist, Dr Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH, has shown the links between animal welfare and public health.

Writing in the Huffington Post on 1st January 2010, she states:

This past decade was, arguably, the decade of animals. More news stories covered animal welfare issues than ever before and some of the major events of the past decade involved animals. Animal protection has become a considerable social issue. But there is more to animal protection than the well-being of animals; human welfare is integrally tied with it and during this past decade, this connection was highlighted in unprecedented ways.

She then lists the top ten animal stories of the past ten years to demonstrate how human and animal welfare and health are interconnected.

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