Dr Angela Frimberger is concerned at how climate change is affecting ecosystems worldwide and impacting on all animals, wild and domestic. This suffering and death of animals was dramatically and tragically demonstrated by last summer's bushfires. A report, commissioned by World Wide Fund for Nature, concluded nearly three billion animals - mammals, reptiles, birds and frogs - were killed or displaced by Australia's 2019-20 bushfires.
Through her involvement with Veterinarians for Climate Action (VfCA), Dr Frimberger is working with other veterinarians to inspire the veterinary profession to advocate for and achieve climate action. "Veterinarians have a duty to use our scientific knowledge for the protection of animal health and welfare, as well as public health, and for the prevention of animal suffering - and climate change is a direct threat to all of those things," Dr Frimberger said.
This article was published in the Camden Courier local paper.