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Making the Unseen Seen: A Conversation with Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur

by the PZI Team
September 12, 2023

JoAnne talks about the power of photography to illuminate our complex and conflicting relationships with animals and the links between health and justice for people and animals. Read more.

person holding a box of veggies--we need to transform our food system for human, animal, and environmental health

We Need to Transform Our Food Systems for Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

by Dr. Hope Ferdowsian
August 8, 2023

We need a just transition away from human, animal, and environmental exploitation in animal farming and toward nature-based solutions. Read more.

Nandita Bajaj talks about the intersectional impacts of human population dynamics on people, animals, and the planet

Nandita Bajaj Talks Human Population Dynamics and the Impacts on People, Animals, and the Planet

by the PZI Team
July 11, 2023

Nandita talks about the intersectional impacts of population dynamics on humans, other animals, and the environment on which we all depend. Read more.

a doctor with a tablet, and dna and other medical innovations floating in the air--We need better ethics in medical research to protect and benefit both people and animals

A Doctor and a Cancer Patient Call for a Medical Research Revolution

by Michelle Blake and Dr. Hope Ferdowsian
June 13, 2023

A doctor and a cancer patient share why they’re calling for a revolution in science and ethics for medical research. Read more.

Image of planet earth from space--we need to embrace the nexus between human health, animal health, and planetary health

Embracing the Nexus Between Human, Animal, and Planetary Health and Wellbeing

by Dr. Hope Ferdowsian
May 9, 2023

Embracing the nexus between human, animal, and planetary health and wellbeing is vital to solving our interconnected global health threats. Read more.

Three frogs hanging on a branch--justice is a prerequisite for human and nonhuman health

Justice Is a Prerequisite for Human and Nonhuman Health

by the PZI Team
April 11, 2023

We need a socially & ecologically justice-focused One Health approach to addressing & preventing global challenges & ensuring a right to health for people & animals. Read more.

How Using Animals in Experiments Fails Both Humans and Animals

by Dr. Hope Ferdowsian
March 21, 2023

Using animals in experiments ethically and scientifically fails both people and animals. Read more.

Now, More Than Ever, We Must Support and Advance Human–and Nonhuman–Rights

by Dr. Hope Ferdowsian and Steven Wise
March 7, 2023

Society will advance and uphold human rights only if we also recognize the rights of nonhuman animals. Read more.

Nilang Gor Talks Empathy, Systems Thinking, and Plant-Based Food Policy

by the PZI Team
February 28, 2023

PZI spoke with scientist Nilang Gor about the importance of empathy, systems thinking, and a Just One Health approach to plant-based food policy. Read more.

Pushing Past the GDP: A New Framework for Measuring Progress and Wellbeing

by the PZI Team
February 21, 2023

We need a new measurement of progress and wellbeing that acknowledges the indelible connection between the rights, health, and wellbeing of humans, other animals, and the rest of the natural world. Read more.

It’s Time to Stop Exporting Bad Food Policy

by Marsha Rakestraw
February 14, 2023

Dr. Hope Ferdowsian’s book chapter highlights the threat the meat and dairy industries pose to people, animals, and the environment across Africa and calls for a just, sustainable food policy. Read more.

PZI Briefs Congressional Leaders

by the PZI Team
February 7, 2023

PZI and a team of experts led a Congressional briefing to educate legislators and their staff on advancements in science and ethics relevant to transforming medical research. Read more.

It’s Time for a New Revolution: We Need an Ecological View of Health

by Marsha Rakestraw
January 31, 2023

More than 60 years after Silent Spring, it’s time for a new revolution focused on centering prevention, justice, and the connections between humans, other animals, and our shared environment. Read more.

Vulnerability and Power: A Conversation with Dr. Alka Chandna

by the PZI Team
January 24, 2023

Dr. Alka Chandna discusses the science and ethics of research using animals and what we can do to transform medical research. Read more.

8 Sources of Harm to Animals Used in Research

by Marsha Rakestraw
January 17, 2023

Almost anything can be done to an animal in the name of science. Read about the sources of harm to animals used in research. Read more.

Pandemics Will Keep Coming Until We Address the Root Causes

by Marsha Rakestraw and Dr. Hope Ferdowsian
January 10, 2023

Our future literally depends on addressing the root causes of pandemics—including wildlife trafficking and intensive animal farming. Read more.

Creating a World of Phoenix Zones

by Marsha Rakestraw and Dr. Hope Ferdowsian
January 3, 2023

For people, animals, and the planet to thrive, we need a world of Phoenix Zones. Learn what they are, why we need them and how to create them. Read more.

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