Dr. Anthony Robbins, Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Health Policy and former director of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and of the National Vaccine Program headline my article in his latest post on Science Blog’s The Pump Handle as he argues against the US Ag Gag laws. He says:
“There is growing concern about mistreatment of animals and its consequences for public health. In a recent commentary published in the Journal of Public Health Policy, Aysha Akhtar describes how effective animal protection would have at least three important effects:
- Reduce the incidence of emerging in factions, as poor treatment of animals contributes to the spread of new infectious diseases.
- Medical research would also benefit from better animal treatment.
- Domestic violence might be reduced is animal mistreatment were seen as sentinel events that could trigger early intervention.”
Read The need to include animal protection in public health policies by Dr. Robbins.