“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man,” said Charles Darwin. Today is World Animal Day, a time to celebrate animals across the world, be they farmed, wild or companion animals.
Months on and my local superstore still goes for weeks without having frozen veg available. And now shortages of seasonal labour, drivers and gas have raised political questions and sparked media headlines about the possibility of ‘Christmas being cancelled’.
To my mind, the UN Secretary-General has done something extraordinary. In convening the Food Systems Summit, he has hoicked the issue of food to a place resembling where it should be – a major global issue that needs to be
Just last week, we learnt about monstrous rains in China and Mumbai with hundreds dead. The week before we witnessed the worst floods for decades in Germany and Belgium with heavy loss of life.
Factory farming must end if the world is to tackle climate change and meet United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
For millennia, farming has worked in harmony with nature. However, one human lifetime ago, things changed dramatically: farming became dominated by industrial agriculture.
When I look back over three decades of progress on the way we treat animals, it has been heartening to see how attitudes and understanding have evolved to insist on better treatment.