Joyce Tischler is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern animal law and a leader in the field of animal protection. She is affectionately known to the many who admire and follow her as the “mother of animal law.” She has inspired generations of animal law attorneys.
What few know about Joyce is that she is also mother to her wonderful daughter Margeve, and understands the crucial connection between family planning, family size, and protecting nonhumans. Nothing has a greater impact.
- Our current family planning systems provide no minimum standard of well-being for future children, allowing children to be born into failing state systems because their parents cannot care for them. That exacerbates inequity and ensures rich kids stay rich and poor kids stay poor.
- Current pronatalist policies sow the seeds of nation destabilization by further increasing inequality.
- A recent study from Stanford has found that efforts to mitigate climate change could yield trillions in economic benefits. And the best way to mitigate climate change is by choosing smaller families. Yes, it’s more effective than changing diet or forms of transportation.
- By the year 2100, the world population could vary by billions of people, depending on whether the average person in the world today has one child more or one child fewer in her lifetime. If the average person alive today has between 2 and 3 children, the world population will grow to as many as 16 billion by 2100.
Let’s learn more from Joyce, on a topic few are willing to even discuss, and please share the video and graphic beneath the video if you want people to know how to have the biggest impact on animals.
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