Climate Change / Livestock

Livestock on the line and other cows’ stories

New International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff member Pier Paolo Ficarelli authored a short article in a recent issue of the magazine ‘Rural 21.’

He argues:

Livestock is on the line, attacked by climatologists, environmentalists, dieticians, disease controllers, children’s feelings for animals and, last but not least, international development cooperation agencies. Now, as 12,000 years have passed since the first shepherd met the first goat, the future of livestock is uncertain. All the anti-livestock movements of climate-savers and urban-socialised decision-makers have well-founded arguments in their specific areas of expertise to advance their quest for getting livestock out of the way. Yet, what they miss is the big picture.

Read more … (Rural 21)

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