'This is an excellent book. The message is one we all need to appreciate and the book is well written.' William Clifford Roberts, MD, Executive Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
Editor in Chief, The American Journal of Cardiology, USA'[Aysha Akhtar's] emphasis on the connection between animal welfare and public health is innovative ... The book will be a leading work in this area of animal ethics.' -Tom Beauchamp, Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, USA
"In this book Aysha Akhtar accomplishes what no other recent author has managed to do in a book on human health: provide a cogent and balanced argument for the importance of accepting the intimate relationship between humans and other animals for our own health, that of other animals, and of the planet. Most books on public health consider human health in an evolutionary and biological vacuum. Animals and Public Health takes the opposite approach. It defines public health in its natural biological context, providing insight into why we will never be free of human public health issues without considering the inextricable connection with the welfare of other animals. The wonder of this book is that Akhtar is able to effectively combine a wealth of scientific information with arguments for compassion for other animals. In doing so, she elegantly shows that concerns for the welfare of humans and other animals are not at odds, but, rather, one in the same issue. We are all in this together." -Lori Marino,Emory University, USA
About the Author
AYSHA AKHTAR, M.D., M.P.H. is a double-Board certified neurologist and public health specialist, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and works with the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).