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Verify Humanity's Commitment to the SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 interconnected global objectives, serving as a collective blueprint for a sustainable future. These goals encompass a wide range of issues including poverty, hunger, education, health, gender equality, clean water, climate action, and more. Critically, SDGs also aim to prioritise the well-being and sustainability of natural environments such as our oceans and landscapes.

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Verify Humanity supports the SDGs and believes that a compassionate world for animals aligns with a sustainable future for humans. Many of the key issues tackled by the SDGs contribute towards ending animal exploitation:

1. Ecosystem Health Healthy ecosystems are crucial for the well-being of animals. Verify Humanity recognise that the SDGs, with their focus on environmental sustainability, can lead to improved habitats and ecosystems, benefiting a wide range of species.

2. Biodiversity Conservation Verify Humanity are deeply committed to promoting the preservation of biodiversity. The SDGs, particularly Goal 15 (Life on Land) and Goal 14 (Life Below Water), directly address the conservation of terrestrial and marine biodiversity.

3. Climate Action Climate change is a significant threat to wildlife. Verify Humanity understand that SDG Goal 13 (Climate Action) plays a vital role in mitigating climate change, which in turn protects natural habitats and the species that depend on them.

4. Ethical Considerations Verify Humanity believe in the intrinsic value of all life forms and advocate for ethical treatment of animals. We see the SDGs as a platform for promoting ethical and humane treatment of animals by emphasising the importance of healthy and sustainable environments.

5. Human Health and Animal Welfare Link Many zoonotic diseases (diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans) emerge due to poor animal welfare practices. Verify Humanity recognise that by supporting the SDGs, especially those related to health and well-being (Goals 3, 6, and 15), we contribute to reducing the risk of zoonotic diseases and improving animal welfare.

6. Advocacy for Policy Change The SDGs provide a globally recognised framework that can be used to advocate for policy changes at local, national, and international levels. Verify Humanity seeks to leverage the SDGs to push for legislation and regulations that protect animal environments.

7. Interconnected Goals Many of the SDGs are interconnected. For instance, improving access to clean water and sanitation (Goal 6) not only benefits humans but also protects aquatic habitats and the species within them.

8. Education and Awareness The SDGs provide a valuable platform to educate the public about the importance of preserving natural environments for the well-being of animals. Verify Humanity look to use the SDGs to raise awareness and mobilise support for animal causes.

That said...

We do also support Beyond Cruelty's campaign to have 'zero animal exploitation' added as an 18th sustainable development goal.
Claire Smith, president of the Beyond Cruelty foundation, states that "the addition of SDG 18 – Zero Animal Exploitation, will accelerate the transition to a compassionate, kinder, cleaner and healthier world for all"
, and we couldn't agree more!

We're Working Towards a Common Goal of a More Compassionate World

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Life Below Water 

Oceans and other bodies of water are home to an incredibly diverse range of species. Preserving these habitats directly supports the welfare of countless marine animals, from fish and whales to corals and mollusks.

The SDG in action: Verify Humanity advocate for the freedom of marine animals. We have published articles arguing against Octopus Factory Farming - inclusive of detailed analysis of how this will negatively impact biodiversity and it's unsustainable nature. We also raise awareness about issues such as the fallacy of sustainable fish, the damaging effects of micro-plastics on sea animals, how shipping routes are killing whales, and much more. 

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Life on Land

Oceans and other bodies of water are home to an incredibly diverse range of species. Preserving these habitats directly supports the welfare of countless marine animals, from fish and whales to corals and mollusks.

The SDG in action: Verify Humanity advocate for the freedom of marine animals. We have published articles arguing against Octopus Factory Farming - inclusive of detailed analysis of how this will negatively impact biodiversity and it's unsustainable nature. We also raise awareness about issues such as the fallacy of sustainable fish, the damaging effects of micro-plastics on sea animals, how shipping routes are killing whales, and much more. 

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