With the outbreak of COVID-19, people are more aware than ever before of the health risks associated with live animal trades. The dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia, with its illegal capture of pet and strays, cross-border transport, and cross-species exposure at live animal markets, provides perfect conditions to expose people and other animals to deadly diseases. It also undermines rabies eradication efforts in the region.
Collectively we have the power to protect animals and the planet, but we need to #LiveKinder. Kinder in what we eat, kinder in what we do and kinder in how we treat animals and the planet.