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Animal Scene - 2021-09-01

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SO, WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

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Aside from control over global travel by humans, cleaning up wildlife trafficking will be important, so that animals who are possible carriers will not have the chance to become carriers and mutation tanks for diseases that can potentially infect humans. The real challenge, though, will be the issue of how we can lower the demand for meat in our diet. After all, if we want the livestock industry to maintain its size and not expand anymore – or, even better, to shrink to manageable levels (or shrink to zero -Ed.) – then we must understand that a radical cultural shift in food and lifestyle culture is long past due. If we want to prevent future pandemics, then we must be aware of how our food sources and mass-production facilities will need major modifications, if only to slow viruses down when it comes to evolving to attack human beings.

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