Needed: less wild meat in cities, more wildlife experts in public health.
The proposed Meat Safety Act will see more wild animals landing on dinner plates.
If South Africa's proposed Meat Safety Act gets passed in its present form it opens up the possibility of massive consumption of wildlife.
A full ban on eating wildlife in China probably isn’t possible, and could encourage unregulated underground markets.
Industrial animal agriculture in our own backyard could very well be the cause of the next pandemic.
Animal suffering not only harms other species, it endangers our own. Here’s how we can do better.
The US and its allies are demanding answers over how COVID-19 became a pandemic. But instead of pointing fingers at China, the inquiry should focus on scientific clues to help us thwart future disasters.
The pangolin, one of the most poached animals in the world, could have served as an intermediate host in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to humans.
Covid-19, like other major epidemics, is not unrelated to the biodiversity and climate crisis we are experiencing.
Zoonotic diseases can emerge closer to home than you realise.
Stressed animals are more likely to harbour new diseases because their immune systems are compromised.
Places where lots of animals come into contact can help pathogens move from species to species.
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In the real world, new diseases emerge from complex environments. To learn more about how, scientists set up whole artificial ecosystems in the lab, instead of focusing on just one factor at a time.