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Advancing Medical Research Through Ethics and Innovation

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Historically, attempts to advance medical research have depended heavily on violating the rights of vulnerable people and animals.

Fortunately, public demand has resulted in a serious reevaluation of how research is conducted.

This paper looks at progress in the advancement of ethically-grounded guidelines and practices to address the ethical inconsistencies and inadequacies of research with animals.

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We Need to End Animal Trafficking

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Trafficking is one of the cruelest ways to foster abuse and exploitation. However, animal trafficking is common worldwide.

Trafficking live animals is closely tied to the emergence of novel pathogens such as COVID-19, and animal trafficking is an important aspect of the global exploitation of animals for food, fiber, and research. Learn more about animal trafficking and about policy changes that can help end it.

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Society of Asylum Medicine

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The Society of Asylum Medicine (SAM) provides resources for and promotes community and interaction among professionals who work with individuals seeking asylum. 

Asylum medicine is a field of healthcare professionals who conduct medical and mental health forensic evaluations of asylum seekers.

SAM’s goal is to promote community, scholarship, and advocacy among those involved in asylum medicine.

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How to Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Conflict, violence, persecution, and environmental degradation have driven up internal and external displacement all around the world. More than 80 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide.

In this short presentation by Phoenix Zones Initiative CEO Dr. Hope Ferdowsian, find out why people are forced to migrate from their homes, the many challenges they face, and ways that healthcare workers and other professionals can help refugees and asylum seekers.

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Toward a More Just and Sovereign Food System

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Vegan biocyclic and vegan stock-free organic agriculture demonstrate that food that is healthy for humans can be grown in harmony with the earth and with free-living animals, without using inputs from domesticated animals. Read about organizations and individuals engaged in developing, teaching, and promoting growing practices that replenish the soil while respecting the rights and sovereignty of each other, nonhumans, and ecosystems.

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The Benefits of Vegan Permaculture and Food Forests

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Vegan permaculture builds on the systems-based philosophy of permaculture by advancing the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet. It could form the basis of regional and national policies and practices to eliminate hunger and food insecurity among humans while respecting the rights of other animals and protecting the health of the planet.

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