Biosecurity is a word describing procedures to protect people from biological dangers such as infectious diseases. It includes measures designed to prevent new diseases evolving.
Factory farms pose significant biosecurity risks to all Australians. Phasing them out will prevent rather than manage, many infectious disease threats to humans and animals. It will also reduce the risks of new diseases emerging.
AJP advocates a reduction in the interference with wildlife and its habitat. This reduces conflict which risks spreading infectious diseases carried by wildlife.
- To establish programs to inform the public about the inherent biosecurity risks associated with intensive animal industries.
- To establish programs to inform the public about the inherent biosecurity risks associated with reductions in wildlife habitat that can create conflict which brings risk.
- To support research into bat habitat protection with a goal of reducing conflicts which can be dangerous to both us and bats.
- To roll back and actively oppose all ‘ag-gag’ laws that use bio-security as a justification for attempts to silence activists and whistle blowers attempting to prevent or expose poor treatment of animals.