Hamza Jawad1*, Nasir Iqbal2, Ayesha Sadiq3, Zubair Luqman1, Sadaf Aslam2, Naveed Hussain2 and Suwaibatul Annisa4
1Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur,
2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Pet Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
3Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
4Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University, Indonesia
*Corresponding Author: Hamza Jawad, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
Received: June 06, 2020; Published: June 15, 2020
Simple definition of animal welfare is how does the animal feel? In this CoVID-19 pandemic, animal welfare has become an important aspect of our lives, including pets, livestock and laboratory animals. The dangers posed to animals during COVID-19 should be considered not only from a welfare point of view but also from a zoonotic point of view. Prolonged lockdown has greatly reduced food resources for animals. Due to misconceptions such as COVID-19 can spread by animals the owners of the animals keep themselves away from the animals which has a negative impact on the welfare of the animals. This is situation is worrying for all of us that so far the welfare of animals in lockdown situations has not been mentioned in the media. Effective experiments, including emotionality, are subjective, so they cannot be measured in animals, but the information contains indirect physical and behavioral indicators that can be used carefully to interpret such experiments. There are many forms of animal cruelty such as neglect of animals, misuse of animals, exploitation of animals and testing of animals. People are cruel to animals everywhere. Animals are emotional creatures that deserve our respect and protection. New research is very necessary to find out the present reasons of animal abuse and cruelty during pandemics. We can prevent animal cruelty by raising public awareness about the absence of COVID-19 zoonosis in every community.
Keywords: Animal Cruelty and Welfare; COVID-19 Pandemic; Animal Psychology; Zoonosis
Citation: Hamza Jawad., et al. “Animal Welfare during Pandemics”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.7 (2020): 18-21.
Copyright: © 2020 Hamza Jawad., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.