Left to right: Thomas Cherenet (Ethiopia), Samuel Chief Ankama (Namibia), Emma Naluyima (Uganda), Amadou Diallo (FAO), Bruce Mukanda (AU-IBAR) (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).
An interesting discussion took place at a news conference that followed the policy session on Thursday morning (11 May 2017), the fourth of this five-day Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock.
A member of the audience asked the following question of the distinguished panel members, who included ministerial rank leaders of livestock development agenda in several African countries.
In today’s industrialized countries, where many people are fighting obesity and the illnesses that attend it, and where most farm animals are no longer raised on farms but in ‘factories’, it may be understood why some people have an anti-livestock bias, and why cutting back on meat consumption is being advertised as good for human and environmental health as well as for animal welfare.
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