On 2 June 2020 the legendary ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall told an EU audience of over 1,250 participants that we are responsible for the current pandemic. Covid-19 and the climate crisis are together delivering a clear message that the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment are interdependent. Dr. Goodall called on consumers and their huge impact on the environment and the well-being of animals by the choices they make in their daily lives.
Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at the webinar ‘Pandemics, wildlife and intensive animal farming,’ organised by Compassion in World Farming. The event featured an introduction by EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides and was co-hosted by seven Members of the European Parliament from key political groups.
Dr. Goodall concluded by saying that she has still has hope in youth to move away from business as usual. She stated how passionate she is about the youth programme of her Institute, referring to the Institute’s Roots & Shoots programme.