Report highlights growing pressure on pet industry to produce sustainable products
February 14, 2019According to new report by the World Pet Association (WPA) and the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), only 23 percent of pet industry professionals rank their own sustainability program as effective, while 26 percent report they have no sustainability program at all.
AVMA economist shares findings on antibiotics, sustainability
October 1, 2018Matthew J. Salois, chief economist for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), presented to the New York Academy of Sciences on the implications of raising animals without antibiotics. The presentation, “Sustainability and Antimicrobial Use in Animal Agriculture,” calls for nuanced and evidence-based antibiotic policies that consider a holistic view of antibiotics’ impacts on animal welfare, the environment, and economics. In recent years, some companies and consumers have embraced raising animals without …