Climate change creates conditions that increase the risk of disease for both animals and humans. Health officials are especially concerned about the vulnerability of livestock—which accounts for 40% of global agricultural GDP, employs 1.3 billion people, and provides one-third of human protein intake.
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The good news is that reducing human exploitation of livestock -> reductions in the necessary numbers of livestock (+ reductions in the amount of carbon emissions from livestock) -> less need to be concerned about livestock health. Win win win.