Posted March 09, 2020 08:51:13The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says it is “deeply concerned” about the state of the animal welfare industry in the United States, and called for an end to cruelty in the industry.
“The use of animals for food and other goods and services, and for research and experimentation are essential to society’s development and to ensuring the health of the planet,” UNESCO Secretary-General Irina Bokova said in a statement, adding that “animal research, including the use of captive animals in research, has been shown to be safe and ethical.”
“The animals are used for food, clothing and clothing products.
They are often used as testing platforms for new drugs, vaccines and treatments.
They play a crucial role in scientific research, and in preserving the environment.””
Many of the animals are bred in facilities with inadequate facilities and conditions,” Bokova added.”
In these facilities, they are treated like slaves, and they are abused.
They cannot be released or rehabilitated and their welfare is seriously jeopardized.”
The UNEP says that while some people have a positive view of the food industry, there is still a great deal of work to be done.
“We are deeply concerned by reports of widespread mistreatment of animals, including dogs and cats,” said UNEP’s executive director, Roberta Puhl.
“As well as the high rate of deaths of animals in these facilities in the US, there are also documented cases of abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
The US is currently working with animal rights groups in other countries to ensure that animal welfare issues are addressed more quickly and with greater transparency.”
Bokova said that while the US is “on the right track,” it needs to improve the situation in other parts of the world, especially developing countries.
She urged the US government to develop “a strategy to protect the welfare of animals.”
“We call on the US to implement a program of intensive animal welfare education, training and monitoring and adopt measures to ensure humane and safe practices in all sectors of its economy,” she said.
Bokora called on the United Nations to take action to address the situation.
“The United States must stop treating animals as commodities and start using them as part of the American economy,” Puhldova said.
The UNDP’s report called on governments to “embrace the benefits of humane animal care practices and invest in the education of all citizens and professionals in the field of animal welfare.”