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One Welfare Links Animal Welfare to Human Wellbeing, Environment

The connection between animal and human health is hard to deny. In fact, that relationship has gained great momentum in the past 10 years as the One Health concept, a worldwide strategy for expanding and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. [Source: Farm Journal's Pork by Jennifer Shike, 14 Nov 2019]

The concept is mainly focused on medical health, but Rebeca García Pinillos with One Welfare Community Interest Group is expanding that viewpoint with her One Welfare approach building on the strong link between animal welfare and human wellbeing.

At the 2019 Pig Welfare Symposium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday, García Pinillos said the concept of One Welfare recognizes the interconnections between animal welfare, human wellbeing and their physical and social environment.

Read the full story in Farm Journal's Pork.