Contributions on Climate Change Impacts on Livestock, the Indigenous, Pastrialists and Animal Welfare

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Lorna Sherwood
Lorna is a research officer specializing in information assessment and application, animal behaviour, and welfare. She obtained her MSc in Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh. Some of the issues she has worked on include, Dairy Cow Welfare, Farm Assessments, Animal Cruelty and Human Violence, Animal Transportation, Legislation, Oral Rabies Vaccination of Dogs, and Zoonotic Diseases such as Avian Influenza.

Gerado Huertas ( ) The Americas, P.O. Box 516-3000, Costa Rica World Society for the Protection of Animals Latin America
Gerado Huertas is the Disaster Management Operations Director (DMOD) in Costa Rica to lead on all disaster operations (reduction and response) in North and Central America and the Caribbean – Americas Region - and provide support to wider global disaster management activities as required. He has degrees in Biology (M.Sc.), Human Resources (M.Sc.), & a Bch. of Law. He has a background in animal shelters and is widely credited by the UN for work by WSPA during the Asia Tsunami.

Danielle Nierenberg (  ) - Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Specialist, 2100 L Street Washington DC USA 20027
Danielle Nierenberg, M.S., an expert on animal agriculture and sustainability, serves as Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Specialist for the Humane Society of the United States, leading efforts to mitigate the meat, egg, and dairy industries’ effects on global warming, and collaborates as a Senior Fellow with the Worldwatch Institute. Her published work includes Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry (2005) and co-author of Global Farm Animal Production and Consumption: Impacting and Mitigating Climate Change (2008), which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a scientific journal published by the National Institutes of Health. Her knowledge of factory farming and its global spread has been cited widely in The New York Times Magazine, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, and other publications. Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and currently volunteers at farmers markets in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.S. in agriculture, food, and environment from Tufts University and a B.A. in environmental policy from Monmouth College.

Gunnela Ståhle ( ) -
Svenskt Sigill 105 33 Stockholm, Sweden 

Gunnela Ståhle has a MSc in Animal Husbandry and is currently working for Swedish Farmers owned companies and Federation of Swedish farmers (LRF) on animal welfare since 1981. She is responsible for programmes on animal welfare, breeding, animal health and food safety, and has been a member of the board of Djurskyddet Sverige since 2004 with special focus on farm animal welfare, transport and slaughter. Since 2005 employed by a subsidiary to LRF responsible for quality assurance and certification of agriculture production Swedish Seal. The company is developing criteria for climate labelling, thereby having a high competence on climate issues.

Henriette Mackensen ( )-

Spechtstr. 1, D-85579 Neubiberg / Germany
phone: ++49-89-600 291 0
Fax: ++49-89-600 291 15
Henriette Mackensen is a veterinarian, working for the Deutsche Tierschutzbund e.V. (German Animal Welfare Federation) and in charge amongst others for the topics farm animals, agricultural policy and climate change. Deutscher Tierschutzbund e.V. has made several publications for our members on the coherence between the livestock industry and climate change and also published an article in the “Kritischen Agrarbericht”, an alternative agricultural report released annually.

David Bowles ( ) – Head of External Affairs, RSPCA, Royal Society for the Protection of Animals, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9RS.


Larry Roeder   CEO of International Farm Rescue.  Former Policy Adviser on Disaster Management, US Department of State, expert on disaster response, recovery and preparedness, sustainable development, animal welfare, livelihood protection and food security, climate change and indigenous peoples